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Countries of the World: Angola
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Economy of Angola GDP (2008 est.): $84 billion. Annual real GDP growth rate (2008 est.): 16.4%. Per capita GDP (2007): $4,941. Avg. inflation rate (2008): 13.2%. Natural resources: Petroleum, diamonds, iron ore, phosphates, bauxite, uranium, gold, granite, copper, feldspar. Agriculture: Products--bananas, sugarcane, coffee, sisal, corn, cotton, manioc, tobacco, vegetables, plantains; livestock; forest products; fisheries products. Industry: Types--petroleum drilling and refining, mining, cement, fish processing, food processing, brewing, tobacco products, sugar, textiles, ship repair. Trade: Exports (2008 est.)--$59 billion. Consisting of crude oil, diamonds, refined petroleum products, gas, coffee, sisal, fish and fish products, timber, cotton. Major markets (2006)--U.S. (38.1%), China (34.2%), Taiwan (5.8%), France (4.9%), Chile (4.1%). Imports (2008 est.)--$14 billion: machinery and electrical equipment, vehicles and spare parts; medicines, food, textiles, military goods. Major sources (2006)--U.S. (15.3%), Portugal (15%), South Korea (10.1%), China (8.8%), Brazil (8.2%), South Africa (6.7%), France (6.2%).
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/6619.htm

Geography of Angola Area: 1,246,700 sq. km. (481,400 sq. mi), about twice the size of Texas. Cities: Capital--Luanda (est. pop. 5.0 million); Huambo (750,000); Benguela (600,000). Terrain: A narrow, dry coastal strip extending from the far north (Luanda) to Namibia in the south; well watered agricultural highlands; savanna in the far east and south; and rain forest in the north and the enclave of Cabinda. Climate: Tropical and tropical highland.
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Government of Angola Type: Republic. Independence: November 11, 1975. Branches: Executive--elected president (chief of state), vice president, 3 ministers of state through whom other ministers are expected to report, 28 ministers, 21 secretaries of state, and 34 deputy ministers. Legislative--elected National Assembly (223 seats, of which 3 are reserved for Angolans out of the country and remain vacant). Judicial--Supreme Court, Constitutional Court Administrative subdivisions: Province (18), municipality (164), commune. Political parties: 78 with legal status; in 2008, 5 won seats in the National Assembly. Ruling party--Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA). Opposition--National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), Social Renewal Party (PRS), National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA), and the coalition New Democracy (ND). Suffrage: Universal age 18 and over; voting not compulsory.
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/6619.htm

Map of Angola This Map of Angola shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and cities including Luanda the capital of Angola. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)
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Official Name of Angola The Official Name of Angola is Republic of Angola. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)
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People of Angola Nationality: Noun and adjective--Angolan(s). Population (2008 est.): 17,000,000. Annual population growth rate (2004): 2.8%. Ethnic groups: Ovimbundu 37%, Kimbundu 25%, Bakongo 13%, mixed racial 2%, European 1%. Religions (2001 official est.): Roman Catholic 68%, various Protestant 20%, indigenous beliefs 12%. Languages: Portuguese (official), Umbundu, Kimbundu, Kikongo, and others. Education: Years compulsory--8. Enrollment (combined gross enrollment for primary, secondary, and tertiary schools, 2004 est.)--26%. Literacy (total population over 15 that can read and write, 2004 est.)--67.4% (female 54.2%, male 82.9%). Health: Life expectancy (2004 est.)--total population 42 years. Infant mortality rate (2007 est.)--116/1,000. Under- five mortality (2007 est.)--158/1,000. Work force (2006 est. 7.7 million): Agriculture 26%, unemployed 27%, percentages in commerce, industry, services and informal sector undetermined.
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