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Caála
Municipality and town
Caála is located in Angola
Caála
Caála
Location in Angola

Coordinates: 12°51′09″S 15°33′38″E / 12.85250°S 15.56056°E / -12.85250; 15.56056{{#coordinates:12|51|09|S|15|33|38|E|type:city_region:AO | |name=

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Country  Angola
Province Huambo Province
Population
 • Metro 22,010
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Caála is a town located in Huambo Province in Angola. It was known as Robert Williams town while Angola was a Portuguese colony, after the famous railroad developer and mining magnate, Sir Robert Williams. The town's last known population count was 22,010.

History

Vila Robert Williams was the former name of Caála, in the then Portuguese Angola (before 1975). The town of Robert Williams was just west of Nova Lisboa (now Huambo) and was remarkable for huge outcroppings of boulders that jutted from the fields just outside of the town. In those outcroppings researchers could find pottery shards, primitive metal smelting pits, and other archeological detritus.

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Transport

Caala is served by a station on the Benguela Railway and is also the junction for a branch railway to Cuima.

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Coordinates: 12°51′09″S 15°33′38″E / 12.85250°S 15.56056°E / -12.85250; 15.56056{{#coordinates:12|51|09|S|15|33|38|E|region:AO_type:city |primary |name= }}


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