Republic of Angola is located in the south of the African Continent, with a population of 18,056,072 , making it the
5
9th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Luanda with a total population of 5,172,900. The country
encompasses 1,246,700 square kilometers making it the 23rd largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Namibia and the North Atlantic Ocean.

President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos is recognized as the Chief of State and
Head of Government and, along with Vice
President Manuel Domingos Vicente
achieves that status through indirect elected by the National Assembly for a five-
year term and holds that position for five years and is eligible for a second consecutive or discontinuous term
as
permitted u
nder the 2010 constitution. President Dos Santos was selected by the party to take over after the death of
former President Augustino Ne
to (1979) under a one-party system and stood for reelection in Angola's first multiparty
elections on 29-30 September 1992 but the election was suspended; following the results of the 2012 legislative
elections Jose Eduardo Do
s Santos was indirectly elected president. Its form of government is a republic and they
celebrate the a
doption of their constitution by the National Assembly on 5 February 2010.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Portuguese, Banta and other African languages. It counts among its
major religions indigenous beliefs, Roman Catholic and Protestant. As sources of mass communication it has 21 AM,
6 FM, 7 Short Wave and 6 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Morro de Moco, its highest point at 2,620 meters and the Atlantic Ocean, its lowest
point at 0 meters. Its principal waterways are the Cubango and Cuango Rivers and the Atlantic Ocean, which measure
about 1,300 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are petroleum; diamonds, iron ore,
phosphates, feldspar, bauxite, uranium, gold, cement, basic metal products, fish processing and food processing. Its
official currency is the Angolan Kwanza.

Here’s something you may not know about Angola. The province of Cabinda is an exclave, separated from the rest of
the country by the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Angolan kids
Baobab Tree
Binga Falls
Cuango River
Elephants crossing
road
Cliff overlooking the
Bikur National Park
Land Rover crossing
rickety A
ngolan bridge
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ANGOLA
Updated 22 January 2013
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
2% (2009 est.)

200,000

11,000
Luanda- Angola's
capital and largest city
Morro de Moco-
Angola's highest point
Northern Angola boasts
beautiful landscapes
Sunset on the Cubango
River
Sumbe Beach on the
Atlantic Ocean-
Angola's lowest point
Angola's Cabinda
enclave on the coast of
Republic of Congo-
Angola's northern and
westernmost point
Camarao Grelhado
com Molho Cru- an
Angolan prawn dish
Cazombo- Angola's
easternmost point on
the Democratic
Republic of Congo
border
Chitado on Angola's
border with Namibia
Congo River in
Northern Angola
Cuemba in Central
Angola
Elephants in Luiana
National Park on
Angola's border with
Zambia
Himba woman in
traditional dress
Mucasso Game
Reserve- Namibia's
southernmost point on
the border with Namibia
Soyo on the Zaire River
Delta on the border
with the Republic of
Congo
Tombua in southern
Angola on the Atlantic
coast
Resort in Lobito
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