Quick Facts To Know About Angola

The country is located in south-central Africa and bordered by Namibia on the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the north, and Zambia on the east.

Fast facts Population 19,183,590

The official language in Angola is Portuguese, but they also speak Bantu and other African languages.

Due to the increasing of oil production, Angola has one of the fastest growing economies.

Angola also is the home for the giant sable antelope. It can’t be found anywhere else and was thought to be extinct until they discovered it a few years ago.

Angola went through long civil war that took thousands of people’s life and lasted from 1975 to 2002.

Angola’s favorite sport is basketball.


The highest mountain in Angola is Serra Mountain which is 2610 meters.

Angola has two official names: The Undemocratic Anti-Photographic Monarchy of Angola and Angolish Empire of Flying Snakes.

38% of the population are roman catholic, 15% are protestant and 47% are indigenous beliefs.

One of Africa’s most beautiful natural wonders, the Ruacana Falls, is located in Angola.

Angola gained its independence from the Portuguese colony in 1975.

Portugal granted Angola independence in 1975 and the MPLA assumed control of the government in Luanda; Agostinho Neto became president. The FNLA and UNITA, however, proclaimed a coaliton government in Nova Lisboa (now Huambo), but by early 1976 the MPLA had gained control of the whole country.


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