Africa

Angola profile - Facts

  • 30 January 2015
  • From the section Africa
Oil rig off the coast of Angola
Angola has emerged as a leading oil producer and one of Africa's fastest-growing economies
  • Full name: The Republic of Angola
  • Population: 24.3 million (national census 2014)
  • Capital: Luanda
  • Area: 1.25m sq km (481,354 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Portuguese (official), Umbundu, Kimbundu, Kikongo
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 50 years (men), 53 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 kwanza = 100 lwei
  • Main exports: Oil, diamonds, minerals, coffee, fish, timber
  • GNI per capita: US $5,170 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .ao
  • International dialling code: +244