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Luanda
City
Luanda Collage.png
Country  Angola
Province Luanda
Founded 1576
Area
 • City 116 km2 (45 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,876 km2 (724 sq mi)
Elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (2019)
 • City 2,571,861
 • Density 22,170/km2 (57,420/sq mi)
 • Metro
8,069,612
 • Metro density 4,301.5/km2 (11,140.8/sq mi)
  2019
Time zone +1
Climate BSh

Luanda is the capital and the largest city of Angola. Its former name was Loanda. It is a main seaport of the country on the Atlantic Ocean. In 1995, about 3 million people lived there.

It is a center of manufacturing, but very destroyed because of a long civil war.

It was founded by Portuguese in 1575 as São Paulo de Luanda and has been the administrative center of Angola since 1627 (except for 16401648). When Angola got independence in 1975, it became the capital of Angola.

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