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Angola : Wiki, Area, Biography, Location, Currency, Festivals & More

February 16, 2018 0 Comment


Country Angola
Continent Africa
Location 11.20270 S, 17.87390 E
Map of Angola  Map of Angola
Flag  Angola flag
Area 1,246,700 km²
Coastline 990 miles
Neighboring Countries Democratic Republic of the Congo

Zambia

Congo

Namibia

Gabon

Botswana

Zimbabwe

Burundi

Equatorial Guinea

Rwanda

Sao Tome and Principe

Malawi

Tanzania

Central African Republic

Mozambique

Uganda

Cameroon

South Africa

Swaziland

Lesotho

Nigeria

Kenya

Comoros

Chad

Mayotte

Time Zone WAT (UTC +1)
Population 26.789 million (2017)
Symbol  Angola Symbol
Independence Day November 11th, 1975
President of Angola Jose Eduardo dos Santos
Vice-President of Angola Manuel Vicente
National Anthem ‘’Angola Avante (Onwards Angola)’’
Motto ‘’Virtus Unita Fortior (Virtue is stronger when united)’’
National Bird Red-crested turaco
National Tree The Imbondeiro Tree
Cereals Produce Mainly Maize

Millet

Potatoes

Rice

Sorghum

Wheat

Popular Sports Football

Basketball

National Language Portuguese
Seasons Hot Season

Rainy Season

Prestigious Awards of Angola Literature Award – Camoes Prize

Cinema Award – Especial Angola Cinema Awards, VI Luanda International Cinema Festival, 11th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Traditional Dress Women’s Traditional Dress

Panos

African Wraparound batik garments

Men’s Traditional Dress

Jeans

T-shirts

Religion African traditional believers (47%)

Roman Catholic (38%)

Protestant denominations (15%)

Average Marriage age in Angola 24.7 years for men and 21.4 years for women
Capital Luanda (80 50’S 13020’E)
Number of Provinces 18 Provinces
Largest Province Luanda
Smallest Province Bengo
Number of Cities 31 Cities
Largest City Luanda
Smallest City Leua
Literacy rate 82.0% (males)

60.7% (females)

Type of Government Republic

Presidential System

Unitary State

GDP PPP – $193.935 billion (2017)

Nominal – $122.365 billion (2017)

GDP per capita $6,881 (2017)
Total Number of Angola Army 6,030,000 (Manpower)
Currency Kwanza (AOA)
Calling Code  +244
Internet TLD .ao
ISO 3166 code AO
Festivals of Angola Lubango Festival

Muxima Pilgrimage

Sumbe Music Festival

Luanda Island Feast

Angola Carnival

Historic Sites Christ the King Statue

Palacio de Ferro

Fortress of Muxima

Protected Areas 12 National Parks
Longest River Congo River
Longest Bridge Cunene River Bridge
Largest Lake Dilolo Lake
Largest Island Tigres Island
Largest Desert Namib Desert
Highest Mountain Mount Moco
Biggest Dam Capanda Dam
Biggest Waterfall Kalandula Falls
Biggest Airport Quatro de Fevereiro Airport
Total Number of Airport 52 Airports
Largest Tree Imbondeiro Tree
Total Number of Universities 25 Universities
Tallest Building in Angola Torre Capital
Richest person of Angola Isabel dos Santos
Best places to visit in Angola Luanda

Kissama

The Tunda Vala Fissure

Dilolo Lake

Dala Waterfalls

Benguela

Maiombe Forest

Lobito

The Arch Lagoon

Iona National Park

Official Website http://www.governo.gov.ao/
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