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ID: 1087846
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Lobito (inhabited place)  Lobito (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 12 20 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -12.3333  decimal degrees
Long: 013 34 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 13.5667  decimal degrees

Note: Founded by order of Maria II of Portugal; shipbuilding, metalworking, food processing center; harborworks began 1903; one of busiest ports in Angola; exports agricultural products from interior & handles transit trade from mines of Shaba region & Zaire.

Names:
Lobito (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Angola (nation)  ........  Angola (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Benguela (province)  ............  Benguela (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Lobito (inhabited place)  ................  Lobito (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded 1843
city (C)
port (C)
transportation center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Lobito..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) VII, 430
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 114
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 680
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) VII, 430
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 114
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 680
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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