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  • Luanda was founded by Portuguese explorer Paolo Dias de Novaes as St. Paul of Luanda in 1576. It became the capital of a Portuguese colony in 1586 and became the capital of independent Angola when the former Portuguese colony gained its independence in 1975. The city is located in the north western region of the country on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. As major port city for Angola in the 16th century Luanda became the centre for commercial, political and cultural affairs. The Portuguese also used Luanda as their major slave trading port until 1836. Despite the violent past and clashing contrasts of Luanda, An...   More

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