|Land Area||1,246,700 km2|
|Total Area||1,246,700km2 (#22)|
|Government Type||Presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$189.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$6,800|
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- Bird: Magnificent Frigatebird
- Coat of Arms:
- Coat of Arms: The emblem of Angola was adopted in 1990, and reflects the recent past of the new nation.
It features a machete and hoe, symbolizing agricultural workers and the revolution the nation went through to gain independence. The yellow star represents progress, and the rising sun a symbol of new beginnings. Encircling the emblem is half of a cog-wheel, representing industrial workers, and half of a vine for the coffee and cotton industry.
The open book below is a symbol of education, and the banner underneath reads: "Republic of Angola" in Portuguese.
- Flag of Angola
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 Kind of Government Does Angola Have?
Angola is a presidential republic, whereby the President of Angola is both head of state and head of government.
What Type Of Government Does Angola Have?
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 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
What is the Largest Religion in Angola?
60% of the population of Angola identifies with being Roman Catholic, the largest religious group in the country.
Religious Beliefs And Freedoms In 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.