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The Republic of Angola is an African country rich in natural resources, such as oil, diamonds, gold, big rivers and with a vast arable land and untapped tourism attractions opportunities, which include beaches, waterfalls and landscapes and hunting reserves.

Angola is located on the West coast of southern Africa, having been a Portuguese colony for about 5 centuries until 11 November 1975. The country has an area of 1.246.700 square Km and it is comprised of 18 provinces.

Angola’s capital city is Luanda. Other major cities in the country are Huambo, Benguela and Lubango, all of them in south region. The country’s biggest River is Kwanza and the highest point is Mount Moco, located in Huambo Province. 

 

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Angola has land borders on north with Congo Brazzaville, on the North and East with Democratic Republic of the Congo (ex-Zaíre), on the East with Zambia, on the South with Namibia and on the West by the Atlantic Ocean, 1,650 Km coastline. The country’s International airport is “4 de Fevereiro” and the main ports are Luanda, Lobito and Namibe.

Official Name: Republic of Angola
National Day: November 11

Jose Eduardo Dos Santos

National Anthem:   Angola Avante!
Capital: Luanda

Provinces: 18 (Bengo, Benguela, Bié, Cabinda, Cuando-Cubango, Cuanza-Norte Cuanza-Sul, Cunene, Huambo, Huila, Luanda, Lunda-Norte, Lunda-Sul, Malange, Moxico, Namibe, Uíge and Zaire).

Population: over 17,000,000
Currency: Kwanza (Kz)
Official Language: Portuguese
Electricity: 220 V, 60 Hz
Time Zone: GMT +1
International dialing Code: 244

 Climate & characterization

The country's landscape consists mainly of broad tablelands varying from 915 to 1,525m in altitude; a high plateau in the south ranges from 1,220 to 2,300 m. The climate is hot and humid but surprisingly dry owing to the cool Benguela Current, which prevents moisture from easily condensing into rain. Frequent fog prevents temperatures from falling at night even during the completely dry months from June to September.

Tourism Attractions:

All year round good tropical weather, large rivers, beautiful waterfalls, warm beaches, hunting reserves, game parks, historic Sights, unique plants and animals.  Learn more about Angola Tourism & Attractions.

Angola is a democratic country with a multiparty political system and a free market economy since 1992. 

 

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