Where is Angola?

Located in Southern Africa, Angola has a 5,369.00 km border with Democratic Republic of the Congo (2,646 km) (of which 225 km is the boundary of discontiguous Cabinda Province), Republic of the Congo (231 km), Namibia (1,427 km) and Zambia (1,065 km). It has a 1,600.00 km coastline. In the past the Democratic Republic of the Congo has accused Angola of shifting monuments.

Angola is an African country covering 1,246,700.00 km2. Only about 280,000 sq km is ice-free and 13.72 million is covered with ice. This makes it the 22nd largest country in the world and about eight times the size of Georgia slightly less than twice the size of Texas. Its geographic coordinates are 12 30 S, 18 30 E and Luanda is the capital city.

The country's name derives from the Portuguese title "ngola".

Its ISO code is AO.

Geography

Angola has a mean elevation of 1,112 m above sea level.

It experiences a semiarid climate in the southern parts of the country, icluding the capital of Luanda; the northern part has a cool, dry season and a hot, rainy season. It is made up of narrow costal plain and a vast interior plateau.

Population

Angola has a population of 25,789,024 making it the 50th largest in the world.

Portuguese is the official language, with Umbundu also widely spoken. The major ethnic groups reported are Ovimbundu, Kimbundu, and Bakongo. The population is mostly Roman Catholic and Protestant.

The dialing code for the country is 244.

Government

Angola is an independent country. It gained independence from Portugal in 1975. Its constitution was last ratified in 2010.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Angola's GDP is $189,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $6,800.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 64th largest economy and its citizens the 151st richest in the world. The currency of Angola is the Kwanza (AOA).

Its major export partnets are China, India, Spain, and France. Its main exports are crude oil, diamonds, and refined petroleum. Its major import partners are China, Portugal, and South Korea. Its major imports include machinery and electrical equipment, vehicles, and spare parts.

This page was last modified on December 15th, 2017