Municipality and town
|Coordinates: 12°46′S 15°44′E / 12.767°S 15.733°ECoordinates: 12°46′S 15°44′E / 12.767°S 15.733°E|
|Elevation||5,646 ft (1,721 m)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (WAT)|
Huambo, formerly Nova Lisboa ("New Lisbon" in Portuguese), is the capital of Huambo Province in Angola. The city is about 220 km east of Benguela and 600 km south-east of Luanda. The city is the second largest in Angola, after the capital city, Luanda. It has the Albano Machado Airport.
The name Huambo comes from Wambu. Wambu was one of the 14 old Ovimbundu kingdoms of the central Angolan plateau.