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Angola is a vast country in southern Africa.

Angola borders the Atlantic Ocean.

The land is a narrow coastal plain rising to a high plateau inland.

The geographical coordinates for the centre of Angola, also known as lines of latitude and longitude, are:-
Latitude - 12 30S
Longitude - 18 30E


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angola The Angolan flag is two equal horizontal stripes of red, at the top and black. In the centre of the flag is a five-pointed star within half a cogwheel crossed by a machete, all in yellow. Red represents liberty and black the African continent. The symbols are to represent workers and peasants.

The capital of Angola is Luanda.

Angola is a presidential republic with a president as head of state and head of the government.

In elections everyone over the age of 18 can vote.

The currency in Angola is the kwanza.

Portuguese is the official language.

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We have already written our own history of England but are asking schools in Angola to provide us with a detailed history of their own country. Check how here.

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The total land area of Angola is 1,246,700 sq kms which is the 7th largest in Africa.

Angola has no lakes, rivers and canals.

Angola has boundaries with 4 countries

  • Democratic Republic of Congo 2,646 kms
  • Namibia 1,427 kms
  • Zambia 1,065 kms
  • Congo 231 kms

Angola has a coastline of 1,600 kms which is the 9th longest in Africa.

The highest point in Angola is Moca at 2,620 metres.

The pie chart below shows how the land is split between agricultural land (crops and pastures), forests and other, which can be towns, villages, desert or frozen waste called tundra. angola

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The total population of Angola is 30.36 million people, making it the 17th largest country in Africa by population.

Of this number 15.59 million are females and 14.77 million are males.

A person from Angola is called an Angolan.

To be a citizen of Angola, one of your parents must be a citizen of Angola. It is not sufficient to be born in Angola. You have to live in Angola for 10 years before you can begin to apply for citizenship.

The largest five cities in Angola, by population are:-

  • Luanda 2,776,168 people
  • N'dalatando 383,100
  • Huambo 226,145
  • Lobito 207,932
  • Benguela 151,226
For each country we will give you a diagram showing the population density. This is the average number of people for each square kilometre. angolaEach little Owlbut is 1 person and the big yellow rectangle is 1 sq km. After a while you can compare countries and see which ones are the most crowded. Remember it is only an average as more people live closer together in towns and cities than in villages out in the country.


65.5% of the people live in cities or towns.

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The birth rate in Angola is 43.7 births per 1,000 of population

The death rate in Angola is 9.0 deaths per 1,000 people.

Check this against the birth rate. If the death rate is higher than the birth rate then the population will decrease unless immigrants arrive in the country.

There are 62.7 deaths of girls under 1 year per 1,000 of births and 58.5 deaths of boys.

The median age for females is 16.3 and for males is 15.4. The median age is that age which divides the population exactly in half so there are the same number of people above the median age as below it.

The average age of a woman when she has her first child is 19.4.

The elderly dependency ratio is 4.6. This is the number of elderly people (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64).

The potential support ratio is 21.9. This is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.

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Angola spends 3.3% of its total income on health care.

There are 0.21 doctors per 1,000 people.

We have no figures of the number of hospital beds per 1,000 people.

8.2% of the population are estimated as obese.

75.4% of the urban population and 28.2% of the rural population have drinking water that is either piped into their home or they have access to a public tap, a protected borehole, well, spring or protected rainwater collection facility.

88.6% of the urban population and 22.5% of the rural population have access to a flushing toilet that is connected to a sewer, a pit latrine (that is a permanent hole in the ground that is looked after) or a composting toilet.


Angola releases 33.0 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels in the process of producing and consuming energy. This puts it as the 7th highest in Africa.

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Angola spends 3.5% of its total income on education.

Children usually start school at age 6 in Angola. Primary education is for six years until age 12 and secondary education can continue till 18. This may be followed by further education at a university or college.

We are awaiting information for school terms in Angola.

60.7% of females and 82.0% of males are able to read and write by the age of 15.

39.4% of all people aged between 16 and 24 are not in work. Among females 39.8% are unemployed while with males 39.0% can't find work.

The total number of people available for work in Angola is 12.51 million.

angolaThey work in the following sectors.

  • Agriculture includes farming, fishing and forestry work
  • Industry includes mining, manufacturing, construction and energy workers
  • Services is everything else
6.6% of the workforce are unemployed.

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There are 31 paved airports in Angola, which is the 6th highest number in Africa.

There are 2,761 kilometres of railways in Angola, the 10th longest in Africa.

There are 51,429 kilometres of roads in Angola, which means Angola is in 14th place for the most kilometres of roads in Africa.

There is 1 major national newspaper in Angola.

There are 13.32 million mobile phone users.

1% of the people have a fixed landline.


2.62 million people have access to the internet at home via any device (computer or mobile).

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