formerly  Sá da Bandeira  

      city, southwestern Angola, about 100 miles (160 km) east of Namibe (formerly Moçâmedes), to which it is linked by rail. The city was originally established in 1885 as a settlement for colonists from the Madeira Islands. It lies at an elevation of 5,774 feet (1,760 metres) in a valley of the Huíla Plateau and is surrounded by a scenic park spreading up the mountain slopes. The city, once the major centre of Portuguese settlement in the interior of southern Angola, is built in a Portuguese style of architecture, with a cathedral, commerce hall, industrial hall, and secondary school. Lubango is served by an airport and the Namibe Railway. Pop. (latest est.) 103,255.

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