Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Colonial Map of Angola

During our trip to Huambo, this mural caught my eye. You can tell right away that this map is old, as it calls Zambia «Rhodesia» and the DRC «Belgian Congo». During the colonial era, many cities in Angola had different names than they have now. For example, Huambo was originally named «Nova Lisboa». Sorry that many of the names on the map are difficult to see. Click on the images to enlarge.

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