Definitions for luandaluˈæn də, -ˈɑn-
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Lu•an•daluˈæn də, -ˈɑn-(n.)
the capital of Angola, in SW Africa. 1,200,000.
Category: Geography (places)
Luanda, Angolan capital(noun)
port city on Atlantic coast; the capital and largest city of Angola
The capital of Angola.
Luanda, formerly named São Paulo da Assunção de Loanda, is the capital and largest city of Angola, in Southern Africa. Located on Angola's coast with the Atlantic Ocean, Luanda is both Angola's chief seaport and its administrative center. It has a metropolitan population of over 5 million. It is also the capital city of Luanda Province, and the world's third most populous Portuguese-speaking city, behind only São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, both in Brazil, and the most populous Portuguese-speaking capital in the world, ahead of Brasília, Maputo and Lisbon. The city is currently undergoing a major reconstruction, with many large developments taking place that will alter the cityscape significantly. Luanda was ranked the most expensive city to live in for expatriates by Mercer, in 2011, but was surpassed by Tokyo in 2012.
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