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Republic of Angola

República de Angola

Repubilika ya Ngola
(Kikongo / Kimbundu / Umbundu)
Anthem: Angola Avante!  (Portuguese)
Forward Angola!
Location of Angola
and largest city
Official languages Portuguese
Recognised national languages
Ethnic groups
  • 36% Ovimbundu
  • 25% Ambundu
  • 13% Bakongo
  • 22% other African
  • 2% Mestiço
  • 1% Chinese
  • 1% European
Demonym(s) Angolan
Government Unitary presidential republic
José Eduardo dos Santos
Manuel Vicente
Legislature National Assembly
• from Portugal
11 November 1975
• Total
1,246,700 km2 (481,400 sq mi) (23rd)
• Water (%)
• 2009 estimate
• Density
14.8/km2 (38.3/sq mi) (199th)
GDP (PPP) 2012 estimate
• Total
$128.288 billion (64th)
• Per capita
$6,346 (107th)
GDP (nominal) 2012 estimate
• Total
$118.719 billion (61st)
• Per capita
$5,873 (91st)
Gini (2009) 42.7
HDI (2013) Increase 0.508
low · 148th
Currency Kwanza (AOA)
Time zone UTC+1 (WAT)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+1 (not observed)
Driving side right
Calling code +244
ISO 3166 code AO
Internet TLD .ao

Angola (officially called 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.


There was a civil war from 1975 to 2002.


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.


Angola's average temperature on the coast is 60 °F (16 °C) in the winter and 70 °F (21 °C) in the summer. It has two seasons; dry season (May to October) and hot rainy season (November to April).


Angola Map
Map of Angola

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


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.

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