sovereign state in Africa

Angola, (/ænˈɡlə/), officially the Republic of Angola, 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 with Luanda as its capital city.

Republic of Angola

República de Angola

Repubilika ya Ngola
(Kikongo / Kimbundu / Umbundu)
Anthem: Angola Avante!  (Portuguese)
Forward Angola!
Location of Angola
and largest city
8°50′S 13°20′E / 8.833°S 13.333°E / -8.833; 13.333
Official languagesPortuguese
Recognised national languages
Ethnic groups
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic
• President
João Lourenço[1]
Bornito de Sousa
LegislatureNational Assembly
• from Portugal
11 November 1975
• Total
1,246,700 km2 (481,400 sq mi) (23rd)
• Water (%)
• 2014 census
• Density
14.8/km2 (38.3/sq mi) (199th)
GDP (PPP)2012 estimate
• Total
$128.288 billion[3] (64th)
• Per capita
$6,346[3] (107th)
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
• Total
$118.719 billion[3] (61st)
• Per capita
$5,873[3] (91st)
Gini (2009)42.7[4]
HDI (2013)Increase 0.508
low · 148th
CurrencyKwanza (AOA)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+1 (not observed)
Driving sideright
Calling code+244
ISO 3166 codeAO

Angola is a member state of the African Union, the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, the Latin Union, South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone and the Southern African Development Community.


Portugal built up its power in Angola from the late 15th to the middle 20th century.

After independence there was a civil war from 1975 to 2002. Cuba and the Soviet Bloc supported the ruling People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA). South Africa supported the insurgent anti-communist National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA). The war ended after the rebel leader was killed.


Angola is the world's twenty-third largest country. Angola is bordered by Namibia to the south, Zambia to the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north-east, and the South Atlantic Ocean to the west.


Angola's average temperature on the coast is 16 °C (61 °F) in the winter and 21 °C (70 °F) in the summer. It has two seasons; dry (May to October) and hot rainy (November to April).


Map of Angola

Angola had a population of 25,789,024 in 2014.[2]


Angola is divided into eighteen provinces.

Map key Province Capital
1 Bengo Caxito
2 Benguela Benguela
3 Bié Kuito
4 Cabinda Cabinda
5 Cuando Cubango Menongue
6 Cuanza Norte N'dalatando
7 Cuanza Sul Sumbe
8 Cunene Ondjiva
9 Huambo Huambo
10 Huíla Lubango
11 Luanda Luanda
12 Lunda Norte Lucapa
13 Lunda Sul Saurimo
14 Malanje Malanje
15 Moxico Luena
16 Namibe Namibe
17 Uíge Uíge
18 Zaire M'banza-Kongo

See List of settlements in Angola for the cities and towns in the country.

Related pagesEdit


  1. Eisenhammer, Stephen (September 26, 2017). "Angola's first new president in 38 years vows to fight graft". Reuters. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Resultados Definitivos Recenseamento Geral da População e Habitação - 2014" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estatística, República de Angola. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Angola". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  4. "Gini Index". World Bank. Retrieved 2 March 2011.

Other websitesEdit

  •   Media related to Angola at Wikimedia Commons
  •   Angola travel guide from Wikivoyage