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Angola Geography

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Flag of Angola
Land Area 1,246,700 km2
Total Area 1,246,700km2 (#22)
Population 25,789,024 (#50)
Population Density 20.69/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $189.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $6,800
Currency Kwanza (AOA)
More Information Angola
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Angola consists of four principle regions: an arid coastal lowland, hills and mountains that rise inland, a vast plain known as the high plateau (planalto), and rain forest.

The mostly flat coastal plain stretches inland for 30 to 100 miles into a belt of rolling hills and a series of scattered mountains.

The highest point of the country, Morro de Moco, peaks at 8,592 ft (2,620 m), and is located in the Ahaggar Mountains. Conversely, the lowest point of the country is the Atlantic Ocean (0 m).

Angola's elevated high plateau rises 4,000 to 6,000 ft. (1,200 to 1,800 m), lies to the east of the hills and mountains and dominates Angola's terrain.

The Zambezi River and several tributaries of the Congo River flow through Angola. Additional rivers of importance include the Cubango, Cuando and Cuango.

Also of note are the Kalandula Falls located on the Lucala River. At 344 ft. (105 m) the Kalandula are one of the largest waterfalls in Africa based on volume.

The Northern Angolan province of Cabinda is separated from the mainland by a narrow strip of land belonging to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Angola Trivia

Where is Angola?

Angola is a country located in Southern Africa. The country was a former Portuguese colony but gained self-rule in 1975. After years of civil war, Angola is slowly emerging as a major economic powerhouse in Africa, and has one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

Fun Facts about Angola

What Languages are Spoken in Angola?

Angola is a Southern African nation with a single official language and several national languages. Portuguese, introduced during the colonial era in the country, is spoken widely in the country. It is the official and most spoken language of Angola. Kikongo, Umbundu, and Kimbundu are the most popular indigenous languages of the country.

What Languages Are Spoken In Angola?

What Kind of Plants Live in Angola?

Some of the plants that live in Angola include the Angolan aframmi, the Newton's groundsel, and the Namib sprokies word succulent trees.

The Native Plants Of Angola

What is the Largest Ethnic Group in Angola?

More than one-third of Angolans are Ovimbundu, while around one-fourth are Ambundu. The Bakongo people comprise the third largest Angolan ethnic group.

Largest Ethnic Groups In Angola

What is the tallest mountain in Angola?

With its summit reaching 8,596 feet above sea level in western Angola, Moco is the country's highest peak.

The Tallest Mountains In Angola

What is the Leading Cause of Death in Angola?

Diarrheal disease is the leading cause of death in Angola, responsible for a total of 12.5% of deaths.

Leading Causes Of Death In Angola

About the Author

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