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Delve into Hengue in Angola

Hengue in the region of Cunene is located in Angola - some 550 mi or ( 885 km ) South of Luanda , the country's capital .

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Local time in Hengue is now 10:34 PM (Tuesday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Luanda " with a UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Xangongo, Techitocota, Ondjiva, Omutele, and Namibe. While being here, you might want to check out Xangongo . Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Hengue ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -16.74 14.97 (Lat./Long.); Less than 17 km 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

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 14.97 (Lat./Long.); Less than 18 km 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

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 -16.76 14.97 (Lat./Long.); Less than 19 km away
Tags: Airports in Angola

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 -16.80 14.98 (Lat./Long.); Less than 23 km away
Tags: 1907 in Africa, Battles involving Angola, Battles involving Portugal, Conflicts in 1907

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