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General


Population: 13,338,541 (2011)
Land Area: 1,246,700 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, diamonds, iron ore, phosphates, copper, feldspar, gold, bauxite, uranium
Capital: Luanda
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Jose Eduardo Dos Santos (1979)
Languages: Portuguese, Bantu, African languages
Currency: Kwanza (AOA)
Major Religions: Indigenous beliefs 47%, Roman Catholic 38%, Protestant 15%
Major Ethnicities: Ovimbundu 37%, Kimbundu 25%, Bakongo 13%, Mestico 2%, European 1%, Other 22%
Life Expectancy: 38.76 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 85.81 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 114.1 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 8,700 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 5.9% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 9.6%, Industry 65.8%, Services 24.6% (2008)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 85%, Industry and Services 15% (2003)
Industries: Petroleum; diamonds, iron ore, phosphates, feldspar, bauxite, uranium and gold; cement; basic metal products; fish processing, brewing, tobacco products, sugar, textiles; ship repair
Agriculture Products: Bananas, sugarcane, coffee, sisal, corn, cotton, manioc, tobacco, vegetables, plantains; livestock; forest products; fish
Human Development Index: 0.403
Tourism Revenue: 82 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: NA

MilitaryMap of Angola


Army Size: 108 400 (2004)
Budget: 5.7% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Angola is located in south-central Africa, it is bordered by Namibia, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia. The enclave province of Cabinda is bordered by the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Angola is the second largest producer of petrol and diamonds in sub-Saharan Africa, despite this situation the people of Angola are some of the poorest in Africa. Corruption has taken a large portion of the oil proceeds. The province of Cabinda was the scene of a civil war and still some groups demand autonomy from Angola. Growth should return in 2010 as 2009 was a rough year for oil prices and exporters, and also the continuity in government should provide some stability.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Angola
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Angola

Updated on: December 1, 2011