Republic of Angola • República de Angola • Repubilika ya Ngola
Angola is the 7th largest country in Africa by area, located in the south of the African continent. The Atlantic Ocean makes up its entire western border, while the Democratic Republic of the Congo is to its north, Zambia to its east, and Namibia is to the south. Part of Angola, Cabinda, is separate from the rest as an exclave province to the north; Cabinda borders both the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo.
The Portuguese colonized the area, and its influence remains quite strong today; Portuguese remains the national language, though there are six other officially recognized languages: Kikongo, Chokwe, Umbundu, Kimbundu, Nganguela, and Kwanyama.
Angola Travel Information & Key Points
General points to know about the country of Angola – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.
Capital: Luanda (& largest city)
Population: 26 million (2019 estimate)
Language(s): Portuguese (official), Kikongo, Chokwe, Umbundu, Kimbundu, Nganguela, Kwanyama
President: João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço
Vice President: Bornito de Sousa
Currency: Kwanza (AOA)
Area: 1,246,700 km2 (481,400 mi2)
Dialing Code: +244
Time Zone: West Africa Time “WAT” (UTC+1)
Demonym: Angolan (demonym explanation)
Endonym: Ngola (their name for their country)
Emergency Numbers: 113 for police, 112 for fire, 115 for ambulance
Drinking Age: 18
Smoking Age: 18 to purchase
Age of Consent: 15
Drives on the: Right
Electricity & Adapter: 220-240 V, 50 Hz, Plug Type C (define plug adapters)
ISO Country Code: AO