General Information about Angola
Angola is on the West coast of Africa with Nambia on its Southern border, the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Northern border and Zambia to its East Its capital and largest city is Luanda and it has a population of 12.2 million people. Angola has a large central plateau that occupies most of the country with a narrow plain following the coastline.
Angola was under control of Portugal from the 1400's until it was granted independence in 1975 and as such has influenced culture and life in general Angola. There are a number of historical monuments to the past but there is also a thriving traditional tribal culture and opportunities to view native wildlife in Angola's unique National Parks.
There are a range of hotels in Angola to suit most budgets.
Find Out About The Climate In Angola
The north of the country has a tropical climate, the central area is dry and mild. The southern part of Angola has a desert climate and becomes very arid as it gets closer to the Namib Desert. There are two main seasons in Angola with the dry, cool season beginning in June and lasting until late September. October marks the beginning of the hot, wet season which usually lasts until April sometimes as long as May. The average annual temperature sits around 20 degrees with highs of 27 degrees.
Geographical Information On Angola
Angola is the seventh largest country in Africa with a total landmass of 1,246,700 square kilometres and has a coastline of over 1,600 kilometres. Angola shares its borders with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nambia, and Zambia. Most of the Angola is covered in desert as well as narrow coastal plains that rise abruptly to vast interior plateaus. The highest peak in Angola is Morro de Moco which rises to over 2,620 metres while its lowest point is the Atlantic Ocean. Between Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the Kasai River which is a tributary of the Congo River, and is also one of the largest affluents of the Congo.
Learn About The Economy In Angola
Since Angola gained its independence back in 1975 the economy has been struggling because of the civil war. But since 2002 the economy has started to reform an is now one of the fastest growing economy in Africa. The industry sector in Angola plays an important role in the economy and provides over 67 percent of the economy. Petroleum and diamonds are amongst the top earners for Angola with other important natural resources being iron ore, phosphates, bauxite, uranium and gold. The agricultural industry only provides 8 percent of the economy with the main exports being coffee, fish and fish products as well as cotton. The official currency of Angola is the Kwanza.
Apartments in Angola
|* Luanda Apartments||* Mussulo Apartments|
Guesthouses in Angola
|* Benfica Guesthouses||* Luanda Guesthouses||* Viana Guesthouses|
Hotels in Angola
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