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Common nameAngola
Local name República de Angola  (Portuguese)
Repubilika ya Ngola  (Kikongo, Kimbundu, Umbundu)
Name República de Angola  (Portuguese)
Repubilika ya Ngola  (Kikongo, Kimbundu, Umbundu)
AnthemAngola Avante! (Portuguese)
Forward Angola!
Largest citycapital
Official languagesPortuguese
Ethnic groupsOvimbundu, Ambundu, Bakongo, Lunda-Chokwe, Nyaneka-Nkhumbi, Ovambo, Ganguela, Xindonga, Herero, Khoisan
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic
PresidentJosé Eduardo dos Santos
Vice PresidentFernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos
from PortugalNovember 11, 1975
Total Area481354 sq mi (1246706.9 km2) (23rd)
Water %negligible
Population Est.18,498,000
Population census(scheduled for 2012)
Density (pop.)14.8/km2 (199th) (38.4/sq mi)
GDP PPP$109.533 billion (2010)
GDP (PPP) per capita$5,748
GDP (nominal)$82.471 billion (2010)
GDP (nominal) per capita$4,328
Other information
Gini59 (2000) (high)
HDI(+)0.403 (2010) (low) (146th)
CurrencyKwanza (AOA)
Time zoneWAT (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)not observed (UTC+1)
Drives on theright
Calling code+244

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Angola, officially the Republic of Angola ( , -ptʁɨˈpublikɐ dɨ ɐ̃ˈɡɔlapron; Kikongo, Kimbundu, Umbundu: Repubilika ya Ngola), is a country in south-central Africa bordered by Namibia on the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the north, and Zambia on the east; its west coast is on the Atlantic Ocean with Luanda as its capital city. The exclave province of Cabinda has borders with the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Portuguese were present in some-mostly coastal-points of the territory of what is now Angola, from the 16th to the 19th century, interacting in diverse ways with the peoples that lived there. In the 19th century they slowly and hesitantly began to establish themselves in the interior. Angola as a Portuguese colony was not established before the end of the 19th century, and "effective occupation", as required by the Berlin Conference (1884) was achieved in the 1920s as with most African colonies. After independence, Angola was the scene of an intense civil war from 1975 to 2002. The country has vast mineral and petroleum reserves; however, its life expectancy and infant mortality rates are both among the worst-ranked in the world.

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Angola: Raúl Duarte Intends to Guarantee Angola Cup Trophy on Friday - Tweet this news The coach of Recreativo do Libolo senior males basketball team, Raul Duarte, stated that he intends to win the -Angola- League Cup on Friday, in the dispute of the second-round finals of the competition. For the effect they need to - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 05:11:19 GMT+00:00
Angolan Eurobond Yield May Be Near Nigeria's on Oil Boost, Standard Says - Bloomberg Tweet this news
Bloomberg---Angola's- planned $500 million sale of Eurobonds may carry a yield similar to Nigeria's dollar debt as oil prices boost revenue for Africa's second-biggest producer, according to Standard Bank Group Ltd. ... - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 12:33:42 GMT+00:00
Govt studies ways to regularise illegal higher education institutions - AngolaPress Tweet this news
AngolaPress--Luanda - A study aimed at the recognition of higher education institutions, which are still considered illegal in -Angola-, is being conducted by the authorities. This was announced on Wednesday by the head of the Civil Office of the Presiden - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:43:03 GMT+00:00
Angola: 60000 Tickets Available for Saudade Festival in Luanda - Tweet this news to the source, other guests are the Caribbean group Kassav, the Cape Verdeans Livity, the -Angolan- Tropical Band (residing in Portugal), the Congolese Koffi Olomide. The event also counts on the participation of the -Angolan- sin - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 23:49:43 GMT+00:00
Temper, wallet and a travelling companion lost in Angola and Namibia - The National Tweet this news
The National--Against the odds, Scott MacMillan makes it into Namibia just as his transit visa through -Angola- expires. Scott MacMillan for The National Visitors climb the red dunes of the Namib Desert near the salt pan of Sossuvlei. Scott MacMillan for - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 10:14:53 GMT+00:00
Angola to adopt new model of commerce - AngolaPress Tweet this news
AngolaPress--Luanda - The Ministry of Commerce has concentrated its effort towards creating material conditions to start a new model of internal and external commerce in -Angola-, Angop learned Wednesday in Luanda. The information was released by the mini - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 08:09:56 GMT+00:00
Japan presents two new models of funding for Angola - AngolaPress Tweet this news
AngolaPress--Luanda - The Japanese government presented Thursday in Luanda, two new models for financing infrastructure projects, apart from the Non-Refundable Financial Aid it has been providing to -Angola-. The models are the Loan for Official Developme - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 16:07:24 GMT+00:00
Executive defends adoption of competitive mining policy - AngolaPress Tweet this news
AngolaPress--"Achieving this will provide -Angola- a strong mining industry, based on solid competitive and able to contribute to the State Budget (OGE), "declared the secretary of State for Industry. On the prospects of the sector for t - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 08:22:35 GMT+00:00
MODEC receives Angola block 31 floater - Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine Tweet this news
Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine--The vessel will deploy in 2000 m (6561 ft) of water in the BP-operated Plutão, Saturno, Vênus, and Marte (PSVM) development in block 31 offshore -Angola-. The vessel features include one of the largest external turrets eve - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 16:19:04 GMT+00:00
Angola, Namibia project against malaria launched Monday - AngolaPress Tweet this news
AngolaPress--Luanda - The initiative to combat malaria, a joint project between -Angola- and Namibia, called Transcunene will be launched Monday in a ceremony that will welcome officials from both countries in the border municipality, ANGOP has learnt on - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 16:38:58 GMT+00:00

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North Africa Algeria * Egypt * Libya * Mauritania * Morocco * Sudan * Tunisia
Central Africa Angola * Burundi * Cameroon * Central African Republic * Chad * Democratic Republic of the Congo * Republic of the Congo * Equatorial Guinea * Gabon * Rwanda * São Tomé and Príncipe
East Africa Burundi * Comoros * Djibouti * Eritrea * Ethiopia * Kenya * Madagascar * Malawi * Mauritius * Mozambique * Seychelles * Somalia * Tanzania * Uganda * Zambia * Zimbabwe
Southern Africa Botswana * Lesotho * Namibia * South Africa * Swaziland
States with
limited recognition
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic * Somaliland
Partially in AfricaFrance (Réunion) * Italy (Pantelleria) * Portugal (Madeira) * Spain (Canary Islands / Ceuta / Melilla / Plazas de soberanía) * Yemen (Socotra)
DependenciesIles Eparses (France) * Mayotte (France) * Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom)
Disputed areasWestern Sahara

African Union (AU)

Algeria * Angola * Benin * Botswana * Burkina Faso * Burundi * Cameroon * Cape Verde * Central African Republic * Chad * Comoros * Democratic Republic of the Congo * Republic of the Congo * Côte d'Ivoire * Djibouti * Egypt * Eritrea * Ethiopia * Equatorial Guinea * Gabon * The Gambia * Ghana * Guinea * Guinea-Bissau * Kenya * Lesotho * Liberia * Libya * Madagascar * Malawi * Mali * Mauritania * Mauritius * Mozambique * Namibia * Niger * Nigeria * Rwanda * Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic * São Tomé and Príncipe * Senegal * Seychelles * Sierra Leone * Somalia * South Africa * Sudan * Swaziland * Tanzania * Togo * Tunisia * Uganda * Zambia * Zimbabwe |

Latin Union

Member nationsAndorra * Angola * Bolivia * Brazil * Cape Verde * Chile * Colombia * Costa Rica * Côte d'Ivoire * Cuba * Dominican Republic * East Timor * Ecuador * El Salvador * France * Guatemala * Guinea-Bissau * Haiti * Honduras * Italy * Mexico * Moldova * Monaco * Mozambique * Nicaragua * Panama * Paraguay * Peru * Philippines * Portugal * Romania * San Marino * São Tomé and Príncipe * Senegal * Spain * Uruguay * Venezuela
Permanent observersArgentina * Holy See * Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Official languagesCatalan * French * Italian * Portuguese * Romanian * Spanish

South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone

MembersAngola * Argentina * Benin * Brazil * Cameroon * Cape Verde * Republic of the Congo * Democratic Republic of the Congo * Côte d'Ivoire * Equatorial Guinea * Gabon * The Gambia * Ghana * Guinea * Guinea-Bissau * Liberia * Namibia * Nigeria * São Tomé and Príncipe * Senegal * Sierra Leone * South Africa * Togo * Uruguay
Ministerial Meetings2nd (1993) * 3rd (1994) * 4th (1996) * 5th (1998) * 6th (2007)

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