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About Angola in detail
Where is Angola?
Angola, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 8 50 S 13 13 E otherwise in Africa, in Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Namibia and Democratic Republic of the Congo.
What is the capital city of Angola?
The capital city of Angola is: Luanda.
What is the time in Luanda?
It is 6 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Luanda is: UTC+1.
What is the Internet code for Angola?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Angola is: .ao
What is the size of Angola?
The territory of Angola is total: 1,246,700 sq km; land: 1,246,700 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Angola is slightly less than twice the size of Texas.
If we would like to walk around and discover Angola, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 5,369 km.
What is the water coverage of Angola?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Angola is covered by water (see below), and this includes 1,600 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Angola?
The climate of Angola is semiarid in south and along coast to Luanda: north has cool, dry season (May to October) and hot, rainy season (November to April).
Geographical data of Angola
The elevation of Angola; mean elevation: 1,112 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m, highest point: Moca 2,620 m.
The typical geographical details of Angola include narrow coastal plain rises abruptly to vast interior plateau.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Angola is the province of Cabinda is an exclave, separated from the rest of the country by the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Resources and land use of Angola
The country’s main mined products are petroleum, diamonds, iron ore, phosphates, copper, feldspar, gold, bauxite, uranium. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 47.3%; arable land 3.8%; permanent crops 0.2%; permanent pasture 43.3%; forest: 46.8%; other: 5.9% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Angola
The number of inhabitants of Angola is 20,172,332 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 44% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Angola is concentrated in LUANDA (capital) 5.506 million; Huambo 1.269 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Angola
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Ovimbundu 37%, Kimbundu 25%, Bakongo 13%, mestico (mixed European and native African) 2%, European 1%, other 22%.
Spoken languages in Angola
The spoken languages in Angola are the following: Portuguese 71.2% (official language), Umbundu 23%, Kikongo 8.2%, Kimbundu 7.8%, Chokwe 6.5%, Nhaneca 3.4%, Nganguela 3.1%, Fiote 2.4%, Kwanhama 2.3%, Muhumbi 2.1%, Luvale 1%, other 3.6%. Note: most widely spoken languages; shares sum to more than 100% because some respondents gave more than one answer on the census (2014 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Angola?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 41.1%, Protestant 38.1%, other 8.6%, none 12.3% (2014 estimate).
Further population data of Angola
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 42.72% (male 4,394,206 / female 4,223,246) 15-24 years: 20.72% (male 2,127,140 / female 2,053,363) 25-54 years: 29.6% (male 3,013,561 / female 2,956,547) 55-64 years: 3.97% (male 388,314 / female 413,347) 65 years and over: 2.99% (male 278,853 / female 323,755) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Angola is 2.72% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Angola the birth rate is 38.6 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 11.3 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Angola the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Angola, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Angola are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 3.3% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Angola
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Angola's economy is overwhelmingly driven by its oil sector. Oil production and its supporting activities contribute about 50% of GDP, more than 70% of government revenue, and more than 90% of the country's exports. Diamonds contribute an additional 5% toIncreased oil production supported growth averaging more than 17% per year from 2004 to 2008. A postwar reconstruction boom and resettlement of displaced persons has led to high rates of growth in construction and agriculture as well. Some of the country'The global recession that started in 2008 stalled economic growth. In particular, lower prices for oil and diamonds during the global recession slowed GDP growth to 2.4% in 2009, and many construction projects stopped because Luanda accrued $9 billion inFalling oil prices and slower than expected growth in non-oil GDP have reduced growth prospects. Angola has responded by reducing government subsidies and by proposing import quotas and a more restrictive licensing regime. Corruption, especially in the ex.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Angola is $91.94 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Angola is 0% (2016 estimate) 3% (2015 estimate) 4.8% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Angola this is $6,800 (2016 estimate) $7,000 (2015 estimate) $7,000 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Angola produces?
The main agricultural products of Angola are bananas, sugarcane, coffee, sisal, corn, cotton, cassava (manioc, tapioca), tobacco, vegetables, plantains; livestock; forest products; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are petroleum; diamonds, iron ore, phosphates, feldspar, bauxite, uranium, and gold; cement; basic metal products; fish processing; food processing, brewing, tobacco products, sugar; textiles; ship repair. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on petroleum; diamonds, iron ore, phosphates, feldspar, bauxite, uranium, and gold; cement; basic metal products; fish processing; food processing, brewing, tobacco products, sugar; textiles; ship repair.
Drinking water source in Angola
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 75.4% of population, rural: 28.2% of population, total: 49% of population. Unimproved: urban: 24.6% of population, rural: 71.8% of population, total: 51% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Angola
In Angola the average number of childbirth is 5.31 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Angola
The average age of the population is total: 18.2 years; male: 18 years, female: 18.3 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Angola it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Angola is -0.1 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Angola. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 10 years.
Is Angola a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Angola
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Angola density of the hospital beds is N/A.
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Angola the degree of risk: very highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fevervectorborne diseases: dengue fever, malariawater contact disease: schistosomiasisanimal contact disease: rabies (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Angola the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Angola is 8.5% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Angola? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Angola are locally heavy rainfall causes periodic flooding on the plateau.
More interesting facts about Angola
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Angola is still rebuilding its country since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but fighting picked up again in 1993. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - during the more than a quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and cemented the MPLA's hold on power. President DOS SANTOS pushed through a new constitution in 2010 and elections held in 2012 saw him installed as president. Angola assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2015-16 term..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Angola: 11 November 1975 (from Portugal).
The flag and other symbols of Angola
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and black with a centered yellow emblem consisting of a five-pointed star within half a cogwheel crossed by a machete (in the style of a hammer and sickle); red represents liberty, black the African continent, the symbols characterize workers and peasants.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Angola: Palanca Negra Gigante (giant black sable antelope); national colors: red, black, yellow.
Constitution of Angola
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Angola?
Most of the times, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Angola is civil legal system based on Portuguese civil law; no judicial review of legislation.
It was Aristotle, who founded Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Angola, we can highlight the following structures unicameral National Assembly or Assembleia Nacional (220 seats; members directly elected in a single national constituency and in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote; members serve 5-year terms)elections: last held on 31 August 2012 (next to be held in 2017)election results: percent of vote by party - MPLA 71.8%, UNITA 18.7%, CASA-CE 6.0%, PRS 1.7%, FNLA 1.1%, other 0.7%; seats by party - MPLA 175, UNITA 32, CASA-CE 8, PRS 3, FNLA 2.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Angola
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Angola the labor force is 10.85 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Angola is total: 76.5 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 80.1 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 72.6 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Angola is N/A %.
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Angola, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 0.6% highhest 10%: 44.7% (2000).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Angola the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Angola the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 0.6% highhest 10%: 44.7% (2000).
About the budget and central governments debt of Angola
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Angola is; revenues: $27.27 billion, expenditures: $33.5 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 29.7% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Angola is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Angola
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 26.9% (2016 estimate), 10.3% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 30% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Angola
Angola, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Angola is: $30.04 billion (2016 estimate), $35.55 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: crude oil, diamonds, refined petroleum products, coffee, sisal, fish and fish products, timber, cotton.
The most important imported products are: machinery and electrical equipment, vehicles and spare parts; medicines, food, textiles, military goods, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 22.1%, Portugal 13.8%, South Korea 11%, US 6.9%, South Africa 5%, UK 4.1%, France 4% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Angola
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Angola, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 49.7% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Angola, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Angola; limited system; state-owned telecom had monopoly for fixed lines until 2005; demand outstripped capacity, prices were high, and services poor; Telecom Namibia, through an Angolan company, became the first private licensed operator in Angola's fixed-line tdomestic: only about one fixed line per 100 persons; mobile-cellular teledensity about 71 telephones per 100 persons in 2015international: country code - 244; landing point for the SAT-3/WASC fiber-optic submarine cable that provides connectivity to Europe and Asia; satellite earth stations - 29 (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Angola
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Angola: 176 (2013), and the number of heliports: 1 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Angola: total: 51,429 km, paved: 5,349 km, unpaved: 46,080 km (2001).
The total length of the waterways in Angola: 1,300 km (2011).
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Facts & data about Angola
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Angola, conventional short form: Angola, local long form: Republica de Angola, local short form: Angola, former: People's Republic of Angola, etymology: name derived by the Portuguese from the title "ngola" held by kings of the Ndongo (Ndongo was a kingdom in what is now northern Angola).
|Abbrevation: Angola||Geographic coordinates:
12 30 S, 18 30 E
|Country location: Africa|
|Capital of Angola: Luanda||GPS of the Capital:
8 50 S 13 13 E
|Position: Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Namibia and Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Land area: total: 1,246,700 sq km; land: 1,246,700 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: narrow coastal plain rises abruptly to vast interior plateau
||Area comparative: slightly less than twice the size of Texas|
|Population: 20,172,332 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 2.72% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.02 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.94 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.86 male(s) / female, total population: 1.02 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $30.04 billion (2016 estimate), $35.55 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $19.67 billion (2016 estimate), $21.15 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 22.1%, Portugal 13.8%, South Korea 11%, US 6.9%, South Africa 5%, UK 4.1%, France 4% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 44% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): LUANDA (capital) 5.506 million; Huambo 1.269 million (2015)||Median age: total: 18.2 years; male: 18 years, female: 18.3 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 2.434 million. Percent of population: 12.4% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 284,925. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 13.885 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 71 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: N/A %||Nationality: Angolan(s) adjective: Angolan||National holidays: Independence Day, 11 November (1975)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 56 years. Male: 54.8 years, female: 57.2 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 5.31 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 38.6 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 71.1%; male: 82%, female: 60.7% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil legal system based on Portuguese civil law; no judicial review of legislation||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: petroleum; diamonds, iron ore, phosphates, feldspar, bauxite, uranium, and gold; cement; basic metal products; fish processing; food processing, brewing, tobacco products, sugar; textiles; ship repair||Industrial production growth rate: 0.9% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 0% (2016 estimate) 3% (2015 estimate) 4.8% (2014 estimate)|
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