Luanda, formerly Loanda, São Paulo de Loanda [sã pa lu di l andə], capital of Angola, on the Atlantic Ocean (2014) 6.8 million residents.
Seat of a Catholic archbishop; several universities, geomagnetic observatory, museums (army, slaves, local art); Textile and automobile industry, brewery, oil mill, sugar, tobacco, cement factory, rolling mill, manufacture of iron and aluminum goods, petroleum refinery (pipelines from fields near Luanda); most important port in the country, also a fishing port; 536 km long railway line (Luanda Railway ) to Malanje; international Airport.
The cityscape was based on Brazilian models, v. a. the church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré (1664) with a picture wall made of azulejos; The cathedral and the street “Rua dos Mercadores” also date from the 17th century. In the upper town are the Carmelite Church (1663) with a painted wooden ceiling, the Jesuit Church (1607) and the Angola Museum. Due to the population growth, Luanda is one of the largest cities in Africa.
Luanda was founded as a Portuguese fort in 1575.
- Abbreviation: LAD
- Country: Angola
List of Luanda Acronyms
The most commonly used abbreviations for Luanda is LAD which stands for Luanda. In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Luanda, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.