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Xangongo Destination Guide

Delve into Xangongo in Angola!

Xangongo in the region of Cunene is a place located in Angola - some 559 mi (or 900 km) South of Luanda, the country's capital.

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Local time in Xangongo is now 08:48 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Luanda" with an UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Techango, Ondjiva, Omutele, Namibe, Menongue or Eenhana. While being here, you might want to check out Xangongo, Mufilo and Calei as well. We also found some pictures.






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Interesting facts about this location

Xangongo Airport

Xangongo Airport is an airport near Xangongo, Angola. It was built by the Cubans in 1988 as a forward airbase during the last campaign against apartheid South Africa in the Angolan Civil War.

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Located at -16.75, 14.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Airports in Angola

Operation Protea

Operation Protea was a military operation during the South African Border War and Angolan Civil War in which South African Defence Forces (SADF) destroyed a number of SWAPO bases in Angola. During the operation, which took place from August 23 to September 4, 1981, up to 5,000 SADF soldiers occupied Cunene province, Angola.

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Located at -16.75, 14.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:1981 in Angola, 1981 in Namibia, 1981 in South Africa, Battles and operations of the South African Border War, Conflicts in 1981, History of Angola, History of Namibia

South African Border War

The South African Border War, commonly referred to as the Angolan Bush War in South Africa, was a conflict that took place from 1966 to 1989 largely in South-West Africa and Angola between South Africa and its allied forces on the one side and the Angolan government, South-West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO), and their allies on the other. It was closely intertwined with the Angolan Civil War and the Namibian War of Independence.

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Located at -16.75, 14.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:20th-century conflicts, Cold War conflicts, Events associated with apartheid, Guerrilla wars, Military history of Angola, Namibia–South Africa relations, South African Border War, Wars involving Angola, Wars involving Namibia, Wars involving Rhodesia, Wars involving South Africa, Wars involving the states and peoples of Africa

Battle of Mufilo

The Battle of Mufilo was a battle occurring on 27 August 1907, in the southwest of Portuguese Angola, during the Ovambo resistance to Portuguese colonization.

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Located at -16.75, 14.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:1907 in Africa, Battles involving Angola, Battles involving Portugal, Conflicts in 1907