Facts about Angola
Official languages: Portuguese
Area: 1,246,700 km²
Population: 13.1 million residents
Population density: 10.48 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .ao
ISO codes: AO, AGO, 24
The telephone code for Angola is +244
Flag of Angola
The basis of the Angolan flag, which was adopted in 1975, consists of two stripes of red and black colors, which are equally wide and laid horizontally. The red is meant to symbolize the blood shed during the freedom struggle and the black the African continent and the black population. The central motif is located at the interface of these stripes and consists of a yellow five-pointed star surrounded by half of a gear that is cut with a machete. At first glance, this symbol evokes traditional communist symbols – the star represents socialism, the cogwheel industry and the machete represents the rural population and agriculture. The yellow color of this motif is meant to point to the vast mineral wealth of the country. In 2003, a new flag was proposed, but it has not yet found support among the people of Angola.
Angola, officially the Republic of Angola, is a country in Central Africa. See Angola Location on World Map. For decades, Angola had been in a bloody civil war since independence from Portugal. Angola’s economy is still suffering from the consequences of this. More than half of the citizens are unemployed and almost three quarters live below the poverty line. In the Human Development Index of the United Nations Angola occupies one of the last places. Thanks to its mineral resources – primarily the oil and diamond deposits – the country has enjoyed a great economic boom in recent years. Angola’s economic growth is currently the greatest in Africa.
Biggest Cities of Angola by Population
Angola is a large country located in Central Africa bordered by Namibia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia and the Atlantic Ocean. The largest city in Angola is Luanda, the capital of Angola and its most populous city. Located on the Atlantic coast, Luanda is home to over 8 million people and serves as a major financial center for the region. It has been an important trading center for centuries, connecting people from different parts of Africa and beyond. Today, Luanda is a major cultural hub and economic center, with many museums, monuments, parks, and other attractions drawing tourists from all corners of the globe.
The second largest city in Angola is Huambo located near the Namibian border. With a population of around 1 million people, Huambo serves as an important political center for Angola as well as an influential cultural hub for music and literature throughout the region. It also has some impressive monuments such as Fortress de São Miguel which dates back to 17th century AD and remains one of the oldest standing buildings in all of Africa.
The third largest city in Angola is Lobito located near Huambo on the Atlantic coast. With a population of around 500 thousand people, Lobito serves as an important port city for Angola as well as an influential cultural hub for music and literature throughout the region. The city also has some impressive monuments such as Fortaleza de São Filipe which dates back to 19th century AD and remains one of the oldest standing fortresses in all of Africa.
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According to Abbreviation Finder, 6.7 million inhabitants were counted in Luanda. But the city is growing and growing and it is assumed that more than ten million people live in the city and the areas around it. Luanda is also one of the largest cities on the African continent. By the way, many people speak Portuguese here.
The region around the capital is very flat, the mountain landscapes only begin a little further south. The city is divided into an older part, in which buildings from the colonial era can also be discovered and which is located near the harbor, and a newer part, which continues to grow. The capital is also the economic center of the country, as there is also an important port here.