Introducing the Republic of Angola
The Republic of Angola is geographically located in Southern Africa (Atlantic West Coast), Latitude South, between parallels 4o 22' and 18o 02', longitude East of the Greenwich Meridian between the meridians 11o 41' and 24o 05'.
In terms of area and coastline, Angola is located on the hydrographic basins of West Africa’s longest river. Angola’s long coastline of 1,600 Km and its harbors make the country the springboard to other central and southern African regions.
Angola is situated in the region of Southern Africa, and has the following geographic details:
Climate: Angola has two climate seasons, namely the raining season (running from November through April) and the dry season (extending from May through October). The climate is hot and humid along the coast regions. The average annual precipitation is 400 mm.
Area 1.246.700 Km2
Official Name: Republic of Angola
Type of Government: Republic, Democracy (recent parliamentary elections held on September 5, 2008)
Official Language: Portuguese
Religion: Mostly Christian
Capital City: Luanda
Currency: Kwanza (Exchange rate USD$1 = Kz 81)
Real GDP Growth: 9% (2002 estimate)
PIB per Capita Purchasing Power Parity $ 800 (2002 estimate)
Work Force: 5 Million (1997 estimate)
Rate of Inflation: 12% (2006 estimate)
Total Exports: $ 8.5 billion (worldwide)
Total Imports: $ 3 billion (worldwide)
Major Exports: POil, Diamond, Fish and Fish Products, Timber, Coffee.
Major Imports: Machinery and electric equipment, motor-vehicles and spare parts, medical supplies, foodstuffs, and textiles.