Angola

Republic of Angola


República de Angola
(Portuguese)

Repubilika ya Ngola
(Kikongo / Kimbundu / Umbundu)
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Location of Angola
Capital
and largest city
Luanda
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Official languagesPortuguese
Recognised national languagesTemplate:Vunblist
Ethnic groups
(2000)
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Demonym(s)Angolan
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic
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LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
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Area
• Total
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• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2009 estimate
18,498,000[2][3]
• Density
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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
CurrencyKwanza (AOA)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+1 (not observed)
Driving sideright
Calling code+244
ISO 3166 code[[ISO 3166-2:Template:ISO 3166 code|Template:ISO 3166 code]]
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

Portugal built up its power in Angola from the late 15th to the middle 20th century.

After independence there was a civil war from 1975 to 2002. Cuba and the Soviet Bloc supported the ruling People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA). South Africa supported the insurgent anti-communist National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA). The war ended after the rebel leader was killed.

Geography

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

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

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Map of Angola

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

Provinces

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

References

  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.

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