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Touring Candongo in Angola

Candongo in the region of Huíla is located in Angola - some 474 mi or ( 763 km ) South-East of Luanda , the country's capital city .

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Time in Candongo is now 07:09 PM (Sunday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Luanda " with a UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Techamutete, Ondjiva, Menongue, Luquene, and Luena. Being here already, consider visiting Techamutete . Check out our recomendations for Candongo ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Cassinga

Cassinga is a former town in the Huíla province of southern Angola. The transliteration Kassinga is also commonly used, with the "K" being a mutation of the original Portuguese name either by German miners, or by indigenous people in whose language the letter "K" is also common. Photographs of the name in stone next to the road indicate local use the original Portuguese spelling.

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Located at -15.12 16.09 (Lat./Long.); Less than 8 km away
Tags: Mining communities in Africa, Mining in Angola, Populated places in Huíla Province

Battle of Cassinga

The Battle of Cassinga, Cassinga Raid or Kassinga Massacre was a controversial{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} South African airborne attack on a South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) refugee camp and military base{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} at the former town of Cassinga, Angola on 4 May 1978. Conducted as one of the three major actions of Operation Reindeer during the South African Border War, it was the South African Army’s first major air assault.

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Located at -15.12 16.09 (Lat./Long.); Less than 8 km away
Tags: 1978 in Angola, 1978 in Namibia, 1978 in South Africa, Airborne operations, Battles and operations of the South African Border War, Conflicts in 1978, History of Namibia, Massacres in Angola

Chamutete

Chamutete is a town in southern Angola. Chamutete is also spelled Techamutete. It lies in Huíla Province.

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Located at -15.25 16.07 (Lat./Long.); Less than 14 km away
Tags: Populated places in Huíla Province