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Benguela

(bĕngĕl`ə, bĕng–), city (1983 est. pop. 155,000), W Angola, on the Atlantic. It is a rail terminus, export point, and commercial, fishing, and adminstrative center. A fort was built there in the late 16th cent., and the city was founded in 1617. Benguela's port played an important role in slave trading.

Benguela

a port in W Angola: founded in 1617; a terminus (with Lobito) of the railway that runs from Beira in Mozambique through the Copper Belt of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Pop.: 41 000 (latest est.)
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Dizemos isto, pois nosso informante que visitou a regiao de Benguela narra outra passagem onde o comer em grupo assume caracteristicas rituais importantes:
In late August, the story was given fresh impetus when Pepino rode, with two of his sons, from Benguela to Luanda over a 12-day period in a pre-race curtain raiser.
1978) and New Zealand (Mehl, 1971; Hurst, 1988; Hurst and Bagley, 1987; 1989) have been extensively studied, knowledge of the life history of the Benguela snoek is surprisingly fragmented, in spite of its socioeconomic and ecological importance and long history of exploitation.
The European Investment Bank loan will support expansion of broadband networks in Luanda, Benguela and Lobito, and provision of new optical fibre communication networks in Lubango, Huambo, Cabinda and Soyo.
The Oceanfresh Fillets come from wild caught, sustainably sourced, nutritious white Hake that is fished in the deep, cold, waters in the Benguela current off the coast of Southern Africa.
Angola s Deputy Transport Minister, Jose Joao Kuvingwa, said Tuesday in the city of Huambo that the Benguela Railroad (CFB) may start operating in the first half of 2011, a year ahead of the projected date.
The Benguela ecosystem, off the coast of Namibia, was once rich in sardines, but overfishing and environmental factors caused the population to crash, and the region was invaded by algal blooms and swarms of jellyfish.
Landlocked Zambia, Africa's largest copper producer, also plans to construct a railway line from the mineral-rich copperbelt to the border with Angola to link with the Benguela line, which runs up to the Atlantic port of Lobito.
Ten members of the NFF board met on Wednesday, January 13, a day after the Eagles lost 3-1 to champions Egypt in an opening Group C match at the Ombaka Stadium in Benguela to finally decide to get rid of the former BCC Lions coach.
Meanwhile, striker Victor Obinna hit the only goal as Nigeria dumped Algeria in Benguela to take third spot.
The Super Eagles have to travel to Benguela for the game which is a minor negative but they may not need to put in that much effort to claim third place.
The trio will miss the game in Benguela, but their coach admitted he was pleased with their campaign.