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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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I chose the Benguella because it was a tough race that is run on both tar and off-road, competing against 2,000 runners.
European imports were exchanged for slaves which were exported through the formal Portuguese outlets of Luanda, Benguella, Sao Tome or Mpinda--the latter two becoming of less importance in the second half of the seventeenth century.
The Benguella current is so rich in plankton that it comes ashore looking like Vichyssoise soup.
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