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Capital: Luanda


Total Population: 28,813,463
Natural Increase: 3.4%
Density: 23 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 44.8%
Ethnic Origins: Approximately 37% Ovimbundu, 25% Kimbundu, 13% Bakongo, 2% Mestico (mixed European and native African), 1% European, 22% other
Official Language: Portuguese
Other Languages Spoken: Bantu and other African languages like Ovimbundu, Kimbundu, Bakongo, Mestico (mixed European and native African), etc. English speakers are rare, except among the senior management of oil and petrol companies.
Business Language(s): The language of business is Portuguese, but managers of large companies speak English.
Religion: Indigenous beliefs 47%, Roman Catholic 38%, Protestant 15%.
Literacy Rate: 67.4%
National Currency: Angolan New Kwanza (AON)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 AON = 0.0035 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 1,246,700 km²
Type of State: Unitary Democratic Republic with a presidential-parliamentary system.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
Relative wealth thanks to oil but only a tiny part of the population benefits from it.
HDI*: 0.532/1
HDI (World Rank): 149/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Angola, dial 00
To call Angola, dial +244 
Internet Suffix: .ao
Telephone Lines: 1.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 16.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 37% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 23,71726,34428,58721,70319,246
Exports of Goods (million USD) 71,09368,24759,17034,15125,164
Imports of Services (million USD) 21,15121,26924,23018,78312,546
Exports of Services (million USD) 7801,3161,6811,7511,156

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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