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Angola is located in southern Africa, along the west coast. It features 1600 kilometers (994 miles) of coastline, with beautiful tropical beaches. There are several rivers that traverse Angola, including the Kwanza (or Cuanza) River, and its tributaries the Lucala and Cutato Rivers, and the Cunene River.
Angola's interior features the high plateau as well as mountains, like the Serra da Chella range, the highest peak of which is Mount Moco at 2,620 meters (8,600 feet) above sea level. Also inland are regions of dry savanna as well as rainforests.
Points of Interest
Angola is home to several destinations of natural beauty, including a few national parks: Cangandala National Park, Iona National Park, and Kissama National Park. Angola's territory includes Mussulo Island, off the coast of Luanda which is a popular destination for travelers for its beach paradise.
The most common way to enter Angola is via airplane to Luanda's Quatro de Fevereiro Airport. There are no trains, buses, or official ferries that enter Angola from other countries, though boats can be chartered. A railway system within Angola does exist with three separated lines. There are roads in Angola, so driving is possible, but the road conditions are not great and there is a high potential for obstacles such as livestock.
Last Updated On : May 22, 2014
Official Name Republic of Angola
Lat Long12 30 S, 18 30 E
Area481,354 sq miles (1,246,700 km2)
Population24,383,301 (2014 Census)
Official LanguagesPortuguese, Bantu
Major Religionindigenous beliefs 47%, Roman Catholic 38%, Protestant 15% (1998 est.)
National DayNovember 11,1975
Form of GovernmentUnitary presidential republic
PresidentJose Eduardo dos Santos
Vice PresidentManuel Vicente
GDP$139.059 billion (2014 estimate)
Time ZoneWAT (UTC+1) Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+1)