Angola or Republic of Angola is an African country located on the west coast of Africa, so it is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean. The country occupies an area of 1,246,700 km 2 where 18.4 million residents live. This territory has its capital city of Luanda. This nation is one of the countries whose official language is Portuguese.
The establishment of Angolan territory took place at the Berlin Conference, in 1885. This meeting served to decide which countries would dominate and explore African territories as colonies. Angola was colonized by Portugal, but its independence took place only on November 11, 1975. Despite the achievement of political autonomy, that nation does not enjoy peace, the struggle that was previously against the Portuguese occupation became a civil war caused by political differences .
Angola’s political structure has the characteristic of concentrating power in the hands of the president, who has the assistance of a prime minister with the council of ministers. The country is divided internally into eighteen provinces, the leaders or governors of each are chosen by the president. After decades of civil conflict, the country faces several problems of a social character, since Angola is one of the poorest countries in the world. Without holding a presidential election since 1992, the current government aims to organize an electoral process on September 5 and 6, 2008.
The Angolan territory has the following climatic characteristics: temperate climate on the coast and occurrence of a restricted rainy period (February to April), present hot and dry summers and mild winters. In the highest points of relief there is a pleasant temperature, with the occurrence of two seasons, a dry one (May to October) and a rainy one (November to April).
Like most African countries, Angola has its economic activities directly linked to primary production, standing out in the production of coffee, sugar cane, sisal, corn, coconut and peanuts, in addition to cotton, tobacco, rubber, potatoes , rice and banana. In livestock, the main breeding activities are cattle, goats and pigs, respectively. Large deposits are found in the country, mainly of copper, manganese, phosphate, salt, lead, gold, diamond, oil and others. The industries are linked to the processing of agricultural products, including sugar, beer, cement, as well as tires, fertilizers, cellulose, glass and steel. For Angola democracy and rights, please check getzipcodes.
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1UpTravel.com – Maps of Angola
Check out a collection of country, shaded relief and political maps of this Southern African country, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean. See the map of Cabinda Province.
Angola – Angola.org Map Center
Provides a political map of the African country, along with maps focusing on the northern and southern sections.
Angola – Graphic Maps
Fast-downloading color map of Angola shows city locations, river systems, and topographical features, with a brief overview of country facts.
Angola – InfoPlease.com Map
Features a large, simplistic map of Angola, outlining the countries borders, pinpointing key cities and presenting geographic features.
Angola – Outline Map
Features a black and white non-graphical outline map of the country. Useful for school projects.