A N G O L A
Angola is located in the western coast of southern Africa, and was a Portuguese colony till 11 November 1975, when it won its independence.
Angola has an area of 1.246.700 squared kilometers.
The country is divided in 18 provinces, and its capital city is Luanda (about 5 million inhabitants).
Other important cities are namely, Huambo, Benguela, Lobito, Lubango, Malange, Namibe and Cabinda. Its periphery comprises 4.837 Km, bordering on Congo Brazzavile, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia and Namibia. Angola has a coast of 1.650 kilometers, washed by Atlantic ocean.
Their main ports are: Luanda, Lobito and Namibe. The highest point of the Country is Monte Moco, with 2.620 meters, located in the Province of Huambo. Its main rivers are Kwanza, Congo, Cunene and Cubango.
Capital ciity: Luanda
Languages: Portuguese (official) and several national languages such as Umbundu, Kimbundu, Kikongo, Fiote, etc..
Religion: 94.1% Christians (majority Catholics and Protestants) and 5% local religions.
Population: 16 million (2008)
Currency: Kwanza (kz) $1 = 90,00 Kz (2009)
Inflation: 1.5%% in 2008
Unemployment: 24% (2006)
HIV SIDA : 5.7% of the population (one of the lowest in Africa)
GNP per capita: $ 6.500 (2008)
Total external debt: $8.8 billion
Export products: Oil, diamonds, coffee, various minerals, etc.
Import products: Machinery, food, medicines, chemical products, etc.
Government: Semi-Presidential Republic
Official designation: Republic of Angola
Administrative Divisions: 18 provinces
President: José Eduardo dos Santos
Prime Minister: António Paulo Kassoma
Main parties: MPLA, UNITA, PRS, FNLA, New Democracy Coalition
Constitutional law: 05.02.2010 – Click to read
There are many ethnic groups in Angola such as: the Ovimbundu (Center), the Mbundu (north west), the Bakongo (north), the Lunda-Chokwe (east and south west), the Nganguela, the Cuanhama, the Nyaneca and the Nkhumbi (south).