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Angola Weather

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Angola Facts and Culture

What is Angola famous for?

  • Cultural Attributes: In Angola, a regional or tribal sense of identity is often more important than the national sense. Angola's people are... More
  • Family: Most of the people in Angola live in simple wooden or clay houses. In the towns and villages, modern... More
  • Personal Apperance: Angolans express their artistic sense by creating beautiful hairstyles and headdresses. Western-style of clothing is common although in the villages... More
  • Recreation: The most popular sport in Angola is soccer. Boys of all ages play soccer in the streets, often with... More
  • Diet: The traditional diet in Angola is influenced by its diverse cultural heritage and availability of local ingredients. The country's cuisine... More
  • Food and Recipes: Cassava is the most important food in Angola. It can be made into flour, bread, tapioca, or even alcohol. Fuba... More
  • Visiting: When visiting Angola and interacting with the local people, it's helpful to keep the following points in mind to ensure... More
  • Dating: In the countryside, it is not uncommon for Angolan parents to suggest a possible partner for their son or daughter.... More

Angola Facts

What is the capital of Angola?

Capital Luanda
Government Type presidential republic
Currency Angola Kwanza (AOA)
Total Area 481,351 Square Miles
1,246,700 Square Kilometers
Location Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Namibia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Language Portuguese (official), Bantu and other African languages
GDP - per capita (PPP) $6,800.00 (USD)

Angola Demographics

What is the population of Angola?

Ethnic Groups Ovimbundu 37%, Kimbundu 25%, Bakongo 13%, mestico (mixed European and Native African) 2%, European 1%, other 22%
Languages Portuguese is the official language used in government business and in major cities. Portuguese as a second language after the language of their native tribe or ethnic group.  “Umbundu” is the language most commonly used and understood in central and southern Angola.  In Northwest Angola “Kikongo” is spoken.
Nationality Adjective Angolan
Nationality Noun Angolan(s)
Population 32,522,339
Population - note Note: Results from Angola's 2014 national census estimate the country's population to be 25.8 million
Population Growth Rate 2.78%
Population in Major Urban Areas LUANDA (capital) 5.068 million; Huambo 1.098 million
Predominant Language Portuguese (official), Bantu and other African languages
Urban Population 59.200000

Angola Government

What type of government does Angola have?

  • Executive Branch: chief of state: President Joao Manuel Goncalves LOURENCO (since 26 September 2017); Vice President Esperanca Francisco DA COSTA (since 15... More
  • Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal More
  • Citizenship: citizenship by birth: no citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Angola dual citizenship recognized: no residency... More
  • National Holiday: Independence Day, 11 November (1975) More
  • Constitution: history: previous 1975, 1992; latest passed by National Assembly 21 January 2010, adopted 5 February 2010 amendments: proposed by the president... More
  • Independence: 11 November 1975 (from Portugal) More

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Angola Geography

What environmental issues does Angola have?

  • Overview: Angola is located on the southwestern coast of Africa (South Atlantic Ocean). The coastline extends a distance of nearly 1,000... More
  • Climate: The climate is semiarid in the south and along the coast of Luanda. The north has a cool dry season... More
  • Border Countries: The Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,511 km (of which 225 km is the boundary of discontiguous Cabinda Province), Republic... More
  • Environment - Current Issues: Overuse of pastures and subsequent soil erosion attributable to population pressures; desertification; deforestation of the tropical rain forests, in response... More
  • Environment - International Agreements: Party To: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution... More
  • Terrain: A narrow coastal plain rises abruptly to a vast interior plateau More

Angola Economy

How big is the Angola economy?

  • Economic Overview: Angola's economy is overwhelmingly driven by its oil sector. Oil production and its supporting activities contribute about 50% of GDP,... More
  • Industries: Petroleum; diamonds, iron ore, phosphates, feldspar, bauxite, uranium, and gold; cement; basic metal products; fish processing; food processing, brewing, tobacco... More
  • Currency Name and Code: Angola Kwanza (AOA) More
  • Export Partners: China 43.8%, India 9.6%, United States 7.7%, Spain 6.2%, South Africa 4.8%, France 4.4% More
  • Import Partners: China 22.1%, Portugal 13.8%, South Korea 11%, United States 6.9%, South Africa 5%, UK 4.1%, France 4% More

Angola News and Current Events

What current events are happening in Angola?
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Angola Travel Information

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Portuguese is the official language used in government business and in major cities. Portuguese as a second language after the language of their native tribe or ethnic group.  “Umbundu” is the language most commonly used and understood in central and southern Angola.  In Northwest Angola “Kikongo” is spoken.

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