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Angola


BASIC FACTS

 

Area 1,246,700 Km2
Population 21.444 Millions
HDI Rank 148 (over 186 countries)
Capital City Luanda
Demographic distribution The main groups are Ovimbundu, Mbundu, Bakongo, Lunda-Tchokwe and Ngangela. There is also a small mestico community.
Spoken languages Portuguese (official) and local African languages.
Religious beliefs Christianity, (of which largest Roman Catholic), indigenous African, and a tiny Moslem community.
Political regime Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA)
Head of State José Eduardo dos Santos (President)
Associations with International Organisations UN, Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC), Community of Portuguese speaking countries (CPLP), Organisation of Lusophone African countries (PALOP), Gulf of Guinea Commission, Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Investment Promotion Agency National Private Investment Agency
(http://www.investinangola.com)
Sources: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, The World Factbook