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Angola is a Southern African nation whose varied terrain encompasses tropical Atlantic beaches, a labyrinthine system of rivers and Sub-Saharan desert that extends across the border into Namibia. The country's colonial history is reflected in its Portuguese-influenced cuisine and its landmarks including Fortaleza de São Miguel, a fortress built by the Portuguese in 1576 to defend the capital, Luanda.

Languages: Angolan Portuguese, Umbundu, Khwe

Ethnic Groups: Ovimbundu 37%, Ambundu 25%, Bakongo 13%, Other African Ethnicty 21%, Multi-racial and White-European 4%

Belief Systems: Roman Catholic 60%, Indigenous Southwest African Beliefs 47%, Protestant 15%, (Latter-Day Saint, Jehovah's Witness, Sunni Islam, Baha'i, Judaism) less than 1%


Population:21.3 million people (World Rank: 59th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density:44.2 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 206th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 2.74 %/yr (World Rank: 22nd) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 51.9 years (World Rank: 222nd) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 16 years (World Rank: 194th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Angola
Map from the Cartographic Division of the United Nations

Angola - Wikipedia Entry

Angola - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress profile of Germany

Angola - General Information
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Angola

Culture and Tourism:

Tourism Angola
Angola as a tourism destination

Kalandula Falls
Second most powerful waterfall in Africa located in Angola

Angola Capital - Luanda
Visit Angola's most historical city

Portuguese Language Resources:

Learn Portuguese
Free online resource for Portuguese

Government Related:

Angolan Embassy
Located in Washington D.C.

Angolan Government Website

Local Weather Conditions

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