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Bailundo

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Bailundo
Municipality and town
Location in Angola

Coordinates: 12°11′45″S 15°51′20″E / 12.19583°S 15.85556°E / -12.19583; 15.85556{{#coordinates:12|11|45|S|15|51|20|E|type:city(55993)_region:AO | |name=

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Country 25px Angola
Province Huambo Province
Area
 • Total 2,728 sq mi (7,065 km2)
Population (2006)
 • Total 55,993
 • Density 21/sq mi (7.9/km2)
Climate Cwb

Coordinates: 12°11′45″S 15°51′20″E / 12.19583°S 15.85556°E / -12.19583; 15.85556{{#coordinates:12|11|45|S|15|51|20|E |region:AO_type:landmark |primary |name= }}

Bailundo (earlier Teixeira da Silva) is a municipality and town in Huambo Province in the central highlands of Angola.

In the 1990s, Bailundo was the location of the headquarters of UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi.[1]

On January 19, 2008, a Gira Globo Aeronáutica Beechcraft B200 Super King Air on approach to Huambo Airport in Huambo crashed on a mountain near Bailundo, killing all 13 people on board.[2]

The King of Bailundo, Ekuikui IV, died on January 13, 2012.[3] He was succeeded by King Ekuikui V Armindo Francisco Kalupeteka.

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