Angola the Republic

 


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Angola: The Facts

  • Angola is a country that is located in the south west of Africa
  • Angola Borders the countries of Namibia, Zambia, and Congo. Angola also borders the Atlantic Ocean off the west coat and with a west coast along the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Angola has plenty of natural resources; the most common being oil and diamonds.
  • The capital city is Luanda, which is also the largest city
  • Official language is Portuguese
  • Total area - 1,246,700 km²
  • Population - 10,978,552 (ranked 71 in the world for size)
  • Angola is a former portuguese colony
  • Angola is divided into 18 provinces: 1 Bengo, Benguela, Bia, Cabinda, Cuando Cubango, Cuanza Norte, Cuanza Sul, Cunene, Huambo, Huila, Luanda, Lunda Norte, Lunda Sul, Malanje, Moxico, Namibe, Uige, Zaire
  • Angola has three main ethnic groups, each speaking a Bantu language: Ovimbundu 37%, Kimbundu 25%, and Bakongo 13%.
  • The great majority of the inhabitants are of Bantu stock with some admixture in the Congo district.
  • In the coast towns the majority of the white inhabitants are Portuguese.
  • The Mushi-Kongo and other divisions of the Ba-Kongo retain curious traces of the Christianity professed by them in the 16th and 17th centuries and possibly later.

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