Portuguese Angola

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Province of Angola
Província de Angola
1575–1975
Coat of arms of Angola
Coat of arms
Portuguese West Africa in 1905–1975
Portuguese West Africa in 1905–1975
StatusColony of the Portuguese Empire (1575-1951)
Overseas Province of Portugal (1951-1972)
State of the Portuguese Empire (1972-1975)
CapitalLuanda
Religion
Roman Catholicism
Historical eraImperialism, Cold War
• Establishment of Luanda
1575
• Fall of the Portuguese Empire
11 November 1975
ISO 3166 codeAO
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Kingdom of Kongo
People's Republic of Angola

Portuguese Angola was a territory under Portuguese rule in southwestern Africa until the Angolan War of Independence. It was known until 1951 as Portuguese West Africa (officially the State of West Africa).