|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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ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
Angola, as a tourism destination, is remote and undiscovered, due primarily to a 40-year civil conflict that devastated the infrastructure.
Angola offers beautiful expansive beaches, wildlife parks and the vestiges of Portuguese colonialism.
Note: It is strongly advised to avoid travel to the provinces of Cabinda, Lunda Norte and Lunda Sul. Landmines are a risk outside major cities.
- Calling Code: 244
- Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
- Drive on the: Right
- Times to Travel: Angola has two seasons - dry and cool from June through September; rainy and hot from October through May
Most travelers prefer visiting during the cooler months. During the rainy months, many parks may be closed due to flooding and roads become almost impossible to navigate as they are solid mud.
The coastal regions are ideal for enjoying the beaches and have much less rainfall during the summer.
TOURISM SITES AND LINKS:
- Adventure Safaris
- Angola Museums
- Angola Surf Guide
- Angola's Travel Online Magazine
- EcoTour Angola
- Luanda Guide (Portuguese)
- National Parks and Protected Areas (Portuguese)
- Province of Bengo Attractions
- UNESCO Sites
PASSPORTS - TRAVEL VISAS - WARNINGS:
- NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
- Angola Travel Advice and Warnings
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 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 national parks are in Angola?
There are several national parks in Angola including Bicauri National Park, Cameia National Park, and Cangandala National Park.
Angola's Top National Parks
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 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.