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Republic of Angola
República de Angola  (Portuguese)
Flag Emblem
Anthem: Angola Avante!  (Portuguese)
Forward Angola!
and largest city
Official languages Portuguese
Recognised national languages
Ethnic groups (2000)
Demonym Angolan
Government Unitary dominant-party
presidential republic
 -  President José Eduardo dos Santos
 -  Vice President Manuel Vicente
Legislature National Assembly
 -  from Portugal 11 November 1975 
 -  Total 1,246,700 km2 (23rd)
481,354 sq mi
 -  Water (%) negligible
 -  2009 estimate 18,498,000[1][2]
 -  Density 14.8/km2 (199th)
38.4/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2014 estimate
 -  Total $139.059 billion[3] (64th)
 -  Per capita $6,484[3] (107th)
GDP (nominal) 2014 estimate
 -  Total $129.785 billion[3] (61st)
 -  Per capita $6,052[3] (91st)
Gini (2009) 42.7[4]
HDI (2013) Increase 0.508
low · 148th
Currency Kwanza (AOA)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
 -  Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+1)
Drives on the right
Calling code +244
ISO 3166 code AO
Internet TLD .ao

Angola, officially the Republic of Angola (Portuguese: República de Angola pronounced: [ʁɛˈpublikɐ dɨ ɐ̃ˈɡɔlɐ]; Kikongo, Kimbundu, Umbundu: Repubilika ya Ngola), is a country in Southern 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 and Luanda is its capital city. The exclave province of Cabinda has borders with the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


  1. Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division (2009). "World Population Prospects, Table A.1" (PDF). 2008 revision. United Nations. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 March 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2009. 
  2. Population Forecast to 2060 by International Futures hosted by Google Public Data Explorer
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Angola". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  4. "Gini Index". World Bank. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  • Much of the material in this article comes from the CIA World Factbook 2000 and the 2003 U.S. Department of State website. The information given there is however, corrected and updated on the basis of the other sources indicated.

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