UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
The climate is semiarid in the south and along the coast to Luanda. The north has a cool dry season (May to October) and a hot rainy season (November to April). Natural hazards are locally heavy rainfall, which causes periodic flooding.
In Luanda during the January to April hot season, the temperature is often in the upper 90s; the sun is quite intense; and the humidity is very high. During the winter months, June through September, the days are pleasant, with high temperatures around 80°F, with mild evenings. Skies are often hazy, a condition called "cacimbo." Generally, there are light rains during November and December, with heavy rains falling in March and April.
Portuguese is the official language used in government business and in the 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.
Portuguese (official), Bantu and other African languages
Ovimbundu 37%, Kimbundu 25%, Bakongo 13%, mestico (mixed European and Native African) 2%, European 1%, other 22%
Independence Day, 11 November (1975)
12 30 S, 18 30 E
Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Namibia and Democratic Republic of the Congo