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Geography of Huambo Province, Angola

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January 11th, 2012 Category: Mountains

Angola - January 10th, 2012

The city of Huambo, formerly Nova Lisboa (“New Lisbon” in Portuguese), can be observed as a white area north of the reservoir in the lower right quadrant of this orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image. It is the capital of Huambo Province in Angola, and the second largest city in the country.

Huambo Province is located on Angola’s Central Plateau, a vast slab of primeval crystalline rock that frequently outcrops in the form of isolated rocks or massive peaks. The most prominent peak in the province is Mt. Môco in Londuimbali, with a height of 2,620 metres. The peak is the highest point in Angola.

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