Angola

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Republic of Angola

República de Angola
(Portuguese)

Repubilika ya Ngola
(Kikongo / Kimbundu / Umbundu)
Anthem: Angola Avante!  (Portuguese)
Forward Angola!
Location of Angola
Capital
and largest city
Luanda
Official languages Portuguese
Recognised national languages
Ethnic groups (2000)
Demonym Angolan
Government Unitary presidential republic
João Lourenço[1]
Bornito de Sousa
Legislature National Assembly
Independence
• from Portugal
11 November 1975
Area
• Total
1,246,700 km2 (481,400 sq mi) (23rd)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2009 estimate
18,498,000[2][3]
• Density
14.8/km2 (38.3/sq mi) (199th)
GDP (PPP) 2012 estimate
• Total
$128.288 billion[4] (64th)
• Per capita
$6,346[4] (107th)
GDP (nominal) 2012 estimate
• Total
$118.719 billion[4] (61st)
• Per capita
$5,873[4] (91st)
Gini (2009) 42.7[5]
medium
HDI (2013) Increase 0.508
low · 148th
Currency Kwanza (AOA)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
• Summer (DST)
not observed (UTC+1)
Drives on the right
Calling code +244
ISO 3166 code AO
Internet TLD .ao

Angola (officially called the Republic of Angola) is a country in Africa. The capital is Luanda. Angola is in the south of the continent.

Angola is a member state of the African Union, the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, the Latin Union, South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone and the Southern African Development Community.

History[change | change source]

There was a civil war from 1975 to 2002.

Geography[change | change source]

Angola is the world's twenty-third largest country. Angola is bordered by Namibia to the south, Zambia to the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north-east, and the South Atlantic Ocean to the west.

Climate[change | change source]

Angola's average temperature on the coast is 16 °C (61 °F) in the winter and 21 °C (70 °F) in the summer. It has two seasons; dry (May to October) and hot rainy (November to April).

Demographics[change | change source]

Map of Angola

Angola's population is estimated to be 18,498,000 (2009).[2]

Provinces[change | change source]

Angola is divided into eighteen provinces.

Map key Province Capital
1 Bengo Caxito
2 Benguela Benguela
3 Bié Kuito
4 Cabinda Cabinda
5 Cuando Cubango Menongue
6 Cuanza Norte N'dalatando
7 Cuanza Sul Sumbe
8 Cunene Ondjiva
9 Huambo Huambo
10 Huíla Lubango
11 Luanda Luanda
12 Lunda Norte Lucapa
13 Lunda Sul Saurimo
14 Malanje Malanje
15 Moxico Luena
16 Namibe Namibe
17 Uíge Uíge
18 Zaire M'banza-Kongo

See List of settlements in Angola for the cities and towns in the country.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Eisenhammer, Stephen (September 26, 2017). "Angola's first new president in 38 years vows to fight graft". Reuters. Retrieved 27 September 2017. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division (2009) (PDF). World Population Prospects, Table A.1. 2008 revision. United Nations. Archived from the original on 18 March 2009. https://web.archive.org/web/20090318041906/http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/wpp2008/wpp2008_text_tables.pdf. Retrieved 12 March 2009.
  3. Population Forecast to 2060 by International Futures hosted by Google Public Data Explorer
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Angola". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  5. "Gini Index". World Bank. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Media related to Angola at Wikimedia Commons
  • Angola travel guide from Wikivoyage