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Huambo
New Lisbon
Municipality an toun
View o Huambo
View o Huambo
Huambo is locatit in Angola
Huambo
Huambo
Location in Angolae
Coordinates: 12°46′S 15°44′E / 12.767°S 15.733°E / -12.767; 15.733
Kintra  Angolae
Province Huambo Province
Foondit 1912
Aurie
 • Municipality an toun 2,609 km2 (1,007 sq mi)
Elevation 1,721 m (5,646 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Municipality an toun 325,207
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
 • Metro >1 000 000
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Huambo, umwhile New Lisbon (Portuguese: Nova Lisboa), is the caipital o Huambo Province in Angolae. The ceety is locatit aboot 220 km E frae Benguela an 600 km SE frae Luanda. The ceety is the seicont lairgest in Angolae, efter the caipital ceety, Luanda. Huambo is a main hub on the Caminho de Ferro de Benguela (CFB) (the Benguela Railway), which runs frae the port o Benguela tae the Congo border, an is served bi the Albano Machado Airport (umwhile Nova Lisboa Airport).

Coordinates: 12°46′S 15°44′E / 12.767°S 15.733°E / -12.767; 15.733