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Republic of Angola
and largest city
|Ethnic groups |
|Government||Unitary presidential republic|
|José Eduardo dos Santos|
• from Portugal
|11 November 1975|
|1,246,700 km2 (481,400 sq mi) (23rd)|
• Water (%)
• 2009 estimate
|14.8/km2 (38.3/sq mi) (199th)|
|GDP (PPP)||2012 estimate|
|$128.288 billion (64th)|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2012 estimate|
|$118.719 billion (61st)|
• Per capita
|HDI (2013)|| 0.508|
low · 148th
|Time zone||UTC+1 (WAT)|
• Summer (DST)
|UTC+1 (not observed)|
|ISO 3166 code||AO|
Angola is a member state of the African Union, the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, the Latin Union, South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone and the Southern African Development Community.
There was a civil war from 1975 to 2002.
Angola is the world's twenty-third largest country. Angola is bordered by Namibia to the south, Zambia to the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north-east, and the South Atlantic Ocean to the west.
Angola's average temperature on the coast is 60 °F (16 °C) in the winter and 70 °F (21 °C) in the summer. It has two seasons; dry season (May to October) and hot rainy season (November to April).
Angola's population is estimated to be 18,498,000 (2009).
Angola is divided into eighteen provinces.
See List of settlements in Angola for the cities and towns in the country.
- Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division (2009) (PDF). World Population Prospects, Table A.1. 2008 revision. United Nations. Archived from the original on 18 March 2009. http://web.archive.org/web/20090318041906/http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/wpp2008/wpp2008_text_tables.pdf. Retrieved 12 March 2009.
- Population Forecast to 2060 by International Futures hosted by Google Public Data Explorer
- "Angola". International Monetary Fund. http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2013/01/weodata/weorept.aspx?sy=2009&ey=2012&scsm=1&ssd=1&sort=country&ds=.&br=1&c=614&s=NGDPD%2CNGDPDPC%2CPPPGDP%2CPPPPC%2CLP&grp=0&a=&pr.x=53&pr.y=7. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
- "Gini Index". World Bank. http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SI.POV.GINI/. Retrieved 2 March 2011.