General Information

 

Total Area: 1.246.700 Km².

GeographyApproximately 65% of the territory is situated at an altitude between 1000 and 1600 meters.

CurrencyKwanza (AOA).

Language(s): Portuguese is the official language. Several national languages and dialects are also used throughout the country, namely: Kikongo, Kimbundo, Tchokwe, Umbundo, Mbunda, Kwanyama, Nhaneca, Fiote, Nganguela, etc.

Climate: Cacimbo (dry season) from June to August; Hot & Rainy Season from September to May.

Average Temperatures: 27ºC (High) e 17ºC (Low).

Land Boundaries:

North – Democratic Republic of the Congo

South – Republic of Namibia

East – Republic of Zambia

Border Extensions: Coastline: 1.600Km; Land: 4.837Km.

Population: 25,789,024 is the most recent number obtained via the definitive results of the General Census of 2014.  12,499,041 are male (48% of the population) and 13,289,983 are female (52% of the population).

Capital: Luanda – 6,542,944 pop.

Main Cities: Cabinda, Benguela, Lobito, Lubango, Namibe.

Main Rivers: Kwanza, Kubango ,Cunene , Zaire.

Natural Resources: Angola is potentially rich in mineral resources. It is estimated that its soil holds 35 of the 45 most important minerals in international commerce such as petroleum, natural gas, diamonds, phosphates, bitumen, iron, copper, magnesium, gold and ornamental stones.

Highest PointMorro do Moco 2.620m (Huambo Province).

Religion: Catholic 51%; Traditional (Animist) 30%; Protestant 17%;  Other 2%.