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Last update : 10 february 2019

Angola information

Angola is a country in southwestern Africa on the Atlantic Ocean.

Capital : Luanda
Language :  Portuguese
Currency :  Kwanza
Population : 25 789 024
Area : 1 246 700 km2

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Angola facts

1. Independence from Portugal was obtained on November 11, 1975.
2. The population density is 14 people / km2.
3. The highest peak Morro de Môco 2,620 m above sea level.
4. The longest river is Kuanza.
5. Basketball is a favorite sport.
6. Full name of the country – Republic of Angola.
7. The name Angola comes from the word “ngola”, a title used by rulers before the colonial kingdom of Ndongo.
8. The average temperature is 16 °C in winter and 21 °C in summer.
9. The main religion is Catholicism, 60.5%.
10. Angola is about 4 times bigger than Poland.
Angola facts

11. In Angola is one of the largest waterfalls in Africa – Ruacana Falls.

12. Angry antelope Sable lives in Angola. Until recently, this species was considered extinct.

13. Due to the increase in oil production, Angola is one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

14. From 1975 to 2002 In Angola there was a civil war in which thousands of people were killed.

15. In the suburbs of the capital of Angola, the Chinese have built a modern housing estate for over 3.5 billion dollars.

Author: Turyst

16. The name of this country comes from the name of King N’Gola, who was the ruler of the Mbundu people.

Author: MR

17. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 72 place,
      – 2018 year – 47 place.

18. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 87,000 professional and 30,000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 107 000 professional and 68,500 reservists.

19. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 140 tanks, 920 armored vehicles, 270 jet aircraft and 100 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 244 tanks, 538 armored vehicles, 282 jet aircraft and 121 helicopters.

20. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $4,100,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $4,150,000,000 .

21. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around ships, in 2018 the year is about ships.

Author: Wojak

22. Polish insurance policies do not provide a guarantee of recovering money for, for example, treatment.

23. In this country there is a high risk of contracting malaria, jaundice, coma, tuberculosis, cholera, leprosy and AIDS.

24. Tourists will not receive help from the public health service, and in private clinics you have to pay “in advance” for the treatment.

25. There is no ambulance service in this country.

26. People staying in this country over 90 days, to be able to drive a car must do an Angolan driving license.

27. Angola has been blacklisted since 2008, which means that in the event of an accident, it is difficult to get compensation.

Author: Alfa

28. Buses are stuffed with passengers to the brim, which causes a very frequent failure and long delays.

29. After the civil war, many weapons remained, which are used for robbery purposes.

30. There are many unmarked minefields in this country.

Author: Tamitu

31. It is sooooo expensive in the capital of Angola. A day in the cheapest hotel costs $200, and a meal for over $50.

32. In this country you can not pay with banknotes from before 1996.

33. In Angola, even in big cities there is a problem with water, electricity and fuel.

Author: Tamitu

34. The minimum wage is 15,009 kwanza per month (data from 2014). The payment is 13 times a year.

35. The amount of income tax in Angola is 35%.

Author: Daria

36. The wealthiest person in Angola in 2015 is Isabel dos Santos, which raised assets worth $3.3 billion.

Author: $$$NaBogato$$$

37. In Angola, an average adult consumes about 7.5 liters of pure alcohol a year.

38. The most beer is beer – 64%, then spirit – 17%, wine -14%, and other alcoholic beverages – 5%.

Author: AlkoWorld

39. In this country, compulsory education lasts 6 years.

40. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

41. The average IQ level is 68.

Author: EduKacJa

42. In this country there are 28.9% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 7 046 774 people).

Author: Reebeka

43. The national animal is an Angolan Turk.

Author: Kos

44. Built-up speed allowed 60 km / h.

45. Outside the built-up area, the speed limit on the regular road is 90 km / h, and 120 km / h on fast roads.

46. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.6 per mille.

47. In 2013, 5 591 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

48. In this country, over 582,000 motor vehicles are registered (24 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

49. 44% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 10,730,000 people).

50. 54.5% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

51. In this country there are over 51 429 km of paved roads (0.08% of all roads in the world).

52. In this country there are 176 airports, 31 of the paved surface.

53. In this country there are over 2,764 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

54. In this country over 5 102 000 (2015) 5 951 453 (2018) people have access to internet (about 24% of the population).

55. About 3,300,000 (2015) 3,800,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

56. The country’s top-level domain is .ao . There are over 3,490 websites with such an extension.

57. The most popular pages with the extension .ao are: google.co.ao, sapo.ao and movinet.co.ao.

Author: http

58. This country has 2018 over year $13,050,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.28% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

Author: Vinamra

59. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $141 756 000 000 ,
      – 2018 is $124,000,000,000 .

60. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 31% GDP, or around: $43 944 360 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 65.1% GDP, or around: $80,724,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $3 311.

Author: Komornik

61. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was around: $28 620 000 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $43 739 000 000 .

Author: Komornik

62. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 35 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

63. The lowest temperature: -3.9 °C was measured in Mavinga.

Author: weather

64. The highest temperature: 40.3 °C was measured in Namibe.

Author: weather

65. The most deadly disease in this country is HIV / AIDS.

Author: medi

66. The average life expectancy in this country is 49.6 years (women – 51 years and men – 48.2 years).

Author: Wilga

67. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

68. In this country, women having their first child on average 20.1 years old.

69. 10 women give birth to 54 children on average.

Author: Nadia

70. The average age people living in this country is 18 years old.

71. The country is around:
10,473,000 people (42.95%) in the age range 0-14 years.
13,189,000 people (54.09%) in the age range 15-64 years.
721 700 people (2.96%) over 65 years old.

72. In this country, about 946 000 children are born each year (3.9% of the population), and about 280,000 people die (1.1% of the population).

Author: Sara19

73. In Angola a diamond with a length of 7.5 cm and weighing 404 carats was found. Its value is estimated at 20 million dollars.

74. Since 2004, to be able to register a church, it is required to have a minimum of 100,000 followers in 12 of the 18 provinces of the country.

75. 200 religions, including Islam, did not meet the requirements and were rejected, another 1,000 different denominations await consideration.

76. The Constitution of Angola guarantees religious freedom. Everyone can admit what he wants faithfully.

77. In 2003, Boeing 727 flew from the airport in Luanda, most probably taken away by two mechanics working with him. The trail after him was lost and he was not found until today. It is the largest lost plane.

Author: KAsia

78. Left-hand traffic was in force until 1928.

Author: AutoMania

79. There are 583900 km2 of agricultural land in Angola (47% of the country).

80. 173 people in 1000 possess firearms.

81. The highest situated town in the country is Huambo and Lubango.

82. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 124 days.

83. He joined the United Nations on December 1, 1976.

84. The work week is 44 hours.

Author: Statyk

85. 36% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

86. 588544 km2 of the country is covered by forests (47.2%)

87. The last death penalty was carried out in 1992.

Author: Statyk

88. The unemployment rate is 20% (data from 2018).

Author: Daria

89. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 17%, and for companies 30% (2018).

90. The tax on goods and services is 10% (2018).

91. The level of inflation in 2018 is 19%.

Author: Fan%

92. Angola has 19130 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

93. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 75,300 KZ.

Author: Daria

What is the highest mountain in Angola?
The highest peak in Angola is Morro de Môco (2620 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Angola?
The biggest river in Angola is Kuanza.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Angola?
The largest lake in Angola is Dilolo (area 18.9 km2).

answer: Marta

What is the national dish?
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Which Angola does the national colors have?
National colors: red, black and yellow.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
The national animal is an Angolan Turk.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Angola?
Angola borders with such countries as Democratic Republic of Congo, 2,511 km, Congo, 201 km, Namibia, 1,376 km, Zambia and 1,110 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age people living in this country is 18 years old.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 15,009 kwanza per month (data from 2014). The payment is 13 times a year.

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Angola?
The population density is 20 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Power is stronger”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 40.3 ° C was measured in Namibe.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -3.9 ° C was measured in Mavinga.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta