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Angola World

Continent Africa

Region – Southern Africa

Size – 1,246,700 km²

Geography – Mostly flat plains with a mountainous belt

Language – Portuguese, Bantu, other African languages

Religion – Indigenous 47%, Roman Catholic 38%, Protestant 15%

Monetary Unit – Kwanza

Natural Resources – Petroleum, diamonds, iron ore, phosphate, copper, gold, bauxite, uranium

Agriculture – bananas, sugarcane, coffee, sisal, corn, cotton, manioc (tapioca), tobacco, vegetables, plantains; livestock; forest products; fish

Industry – 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

Angola Map

Neighbouring Countries – Congo, Zambia, Namibia

Population – 12,263,596 (2007)

Population Growth Rate – 2.2%

Average Life Expectancy – 37.6

Capital City – Luanda (population 2,297,200)

Highest Mountain – Serra Moco (2,610 m)

Longest River – Cubango

Climate – Hot, dry summers  14°C to 32°C and  mild winters  8°C to 21°C

Yearly Rainfall – 140 cm approx during the wet season October – March

Plant Life – Different savanna grasses, the far south is home to the tumboa

Animal LifeLeopard, lion, hyena, elephant, hippopotamus, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, wildebeest, antelope, monkey, gorilla, chimpanzee, crocodile

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Angola. Available: Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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