Angola

Angola, officially the Republic of Angola (Portuguese: República de Angola, pronounced [ʁɛˈpublika de ɐ̃ˈɡɔla]; Kongo: Repubilika ya Ngola), is a country in south-central Africa bordered by Namibia on the south, 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. The exclave province of Cabinda has a border with the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Angola was a Portuguese overseas territory from the 16th century to 1975. After independence, Angola was the scene of an intense civil war from 1975 to 2002. The country is the second-largest petroleum and diamond producer in sub-Saharan Africa; however, its life expectancy and infant mortality rates are both among the worst ranked in the world.[3] In August 2006, a peace treaty was signed with a faction of the FLEC, a separatist guerrilla group from the Cabinda exclave in the North, which is still active.[4] About 65% of Angola’s petroleum comes from that region.

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Republic of Angola

República de Angola (Portuguese)
Flag Emblem
Anthem: Angola Avante! (Portuguese)
Forward Angola!
Capital
(and largest city)
Luanda
8°50′S 13°20′E / 8.833°S 13.333°E / -8.833; 13.333
Official language(s) Portuguese
Recognised regional languages Kongo, Chokwe, South Mbundu (Umbundu), North Mbundu (Kimbundu)
Demonym Angolan
Government Presidential republic
President José Eduardo dos Santos
Independence from Portugal
Date November 11, 1975
Area
Total 1,246,700 km2 (23rd)
481,354 sq mi
Water (%) negligible
Population
2009 estimate 18,498,000[1]
census 5,646,177
Density 14.8/km2 (199th)
38.4/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2009 estimate
Total $105.888 billion[2]
Per capita $6,116[2]
GDP (nominal) 2009 estimate
Total $68.755 billion[2]
Per capita $3,971[2]
HDI (2007) ▲0.564 (medium) (143rd)
Currency Kwanza (AOA)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+1)
Drives on the right
ISO 3166 code AO
Internet TLD .ao
Calling code +244

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