Welcome to Angola

Africa continent

Angola Government
Law and Legislation

UN Mission
Permanent Mission of the Republic
of Angola to the United Nations
820 Second Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Telephone : 212-861-5656 212-861-5787 212-861-5789

Latest population


Independence Day
November 11 1975

Angola National Anthem
Portuguese lyrics
Ó Pátria, nunca mais esqueceremos
Os heróis do quatro de Fevereiro.
Ó Pátria, nós saudamos os teus filhos
Tombados pela nossa Independência.
Honramos o passado e a nossa História,
Construindo no Trabalho o Homem novo,
Honramos o passado e a nossa História,
Construindo no Trabalho o Homem novo.

Coro: (2x)
Angola, avante!
Revolução, pelo Poder Popular!
Pátria Unida, Liberdade,
Um só povo, uma só Nação!
Levantemos nossas vozes libertadas
Para glória dos povos africanos.
Marchemos, combatantes angolanos,
Solidários com os povos oprimidos.
Orgulhosos lutaremos Pela Paz
Com as forças progressistas do mundo.
Orgulhosos lutaremos Pela Paz
Com as forças progressistas do mundo.

Angola National Anthem
English Translation

O Fatherland, we shall never forget
The heroes of the Fourth of February.
O Fatherland, we salute your sons
Who died for our Independence.
We honor the past and our history
As by our work we build the New Man.
We honor the past and our history
As by our work we build the New Man.
Forward, Angola!
Revolution through the power of the People!
A United Country, Freedom,
One People, one Nation!
Let us raise our liberated voices
To the glory of the peoples of Africa.
We shall march, Angolan fighters,
In solidarity with oppressed peoples.
We shall fight proudly for Peace
Along with the progressive forces of the world.
We shall fight proudly for Peace
Along with the progressive forces of the world.

Angolan Kwanza

Emergency numbers
Emergency Response Number 112
Ambulance: 118
Fire: 118
Police: 110

Portuguese 71.2%
Umbundu 23%
Kikongo 8.2%
Kimbundu 7.8%
Chokwe 6.5%
Nhaneca 3.4%
Nganguela 3.1%
Fiote 2.4%
Kwanhama 2.3%
Muhumbi 2.1%
Luvale 1%
Other 3.6%

Police, Political parties

Angola Political parties
Democratic Angola – Coalition
Angola Democrática – Coligação
Founded : 1992

The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola - UNITA
União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola
Founded : March 13, 1966
Website : unitaangola.org

Democratic Party for Progress – Angolan National Alliance
Partido Democrático para o Progresso – Aliança Nacional Angolana
Founded : March 1991

Democratic Renewal Party (Angola)
Partido Renovador Democrático
Founded : December 1990

Liberal Democratic Party (Angola)
Partido Liberal Democrático
Founded : December 1983
Website : http://www.pld.ebonet.net/

Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola- MPLA
Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola
Founded : 10 December 1956
Website : www.mpla.ao

National Liberation Front of Angola
Frente Nacional de Libertação de Angola, FNLA
Founded 1954
Website : http://www.fnla.net/

New Democracy Electoral Union
Nova Democracia União Eleitoral
Founded : November 2006

Social Democratic Party (Angola)
Partido Social-Democrata
Founded : November 1988

Party of the Alliance of Youth, Workers and Farmers of Angola
Partido da Aliança Juventude, Operários e Camponeses de Angola
Founded : January 199

Social Renewal Party (Angola)
Partido de Renovação Social
Founded : November 18, 1990
Website : http://www.prs-angola.com/

Interesting facts
Luanda, Angola's capitol is the world’s most expensive city for expats
Angola's economy is one of the world's fastest growing - Between 1994 and 2004, Angola had one of the world's fastest-growing economies. Economic growth in 2012 is expected to exceed 7%
Angola is very rich in natural resources - The country is the 2nd largest oil and diamond producer in sub-Saharan Africa
Luanda is known as the " Paris of Africa" - This title is apparently due to the city's sophisticated culture and atmosphere
Portuguese is the official language - Other spoken languages include Umbundu, Kimbundu, Kikongo, and Tchokwe
Angola gained independence in 1975 - The country got independence from Portugal on November 11, 1975. It is the last country in Africa to gain independence from Portugal
Civil war lasted from independence (1975) to 2002 - After Angola gained independence, the country went through a long period of civil war, causing millions of lives to be lost
Angola has a very young population - Interestingly, nearly 70% of the population in Angola is under the age of 24
Life expectancy for both men and women is 54.59 years, according to the CIA Factbook (2012 est.)
Angola has the highest death rate (mortality) in the world - According to the CIA Factbook, for every 1000 people, there are 23.4 deaths a year (2011 statistics)
The name of the country is derived from the Kimbundu word N'gola, meaning King - N'gola (King) Kiluange was the king of the Ndongo Kingdom at the time of the Portuguese arrival in what is now Angola
Angola is twice the size of Texas - The country spans 481,354 square miles, making it the world's 23rd largest country. It's the seventh largest country in Africa
The local currency is called the Kwanza (AOA) - 1 USD is about 95 Kwanza
The Angolan flag is red, black and gold - The red part of the flag represents the blood of Angolans killed in conflicts, the black represents the Angolan people, and as for the gold parts - the cogwheel represents industry, the gold machete represents peasantry, and the gold star is modeled after the star on the flag of the former Soviet Union

The current Miss Universe is Angolan - Leila Luliana da Costa Vieira Lopes, known simply as "Leila Lopes" holds the title of Miss Universe
Angola's traditional music is the semba - Brazilian samba is believed to have originated in Angola, where it's known as "semba". The two are very similar. Angolan semba was danced to celebrate different occasions and is known as the music of the sea
Angola's national tree is the majestic imbondeiro - There is one tree that is special to Angolan, it's called "imbondeiro". There was a popular belief that God planted this tree, also known as "Boabob" upside down. The unusual looking imbondeiro tree can be found growing all over the country and on local artwork
Angola is the birthplace of the dreadlocks hair style
Growing Portuguese diaspora - in 2010, the number of visas issued to Portuguese was at 23,787
Shortage of men - After 27 years of civil war, there's a shortage of men in the country. So it's not unusual for a man to have several "non-official" wives

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The official language in Angola is Portuguese, but they also speak Bantu and other African languages.

Due to the increasing of oil production, Angola has one of the fastest growing economies.

Angola also is the home for the giant sable antelope. It can't be found anywhere else and was thought to be extinct until they discovered it a few years ago.

Angola went through long civil war that took thousands of people’s life and lasted from 1975 to 2002.

Angola’s favorite sport is basketball.

The highest mountain in Angola is Serra Mountain which is 2610 meters.

Angola has two official names: The Undemocratic Anti-Photographic Monarchy of Angola and Angolish Empire of Flying Snakes.

38% of the population are roman catholic, 15% are protestant and 47% are indigenous beliefs.

One of Africa's most beautiful natural wonders, the Ruacana Falls, is located in Angola.

Angola gained its independence from the Portuguese colony in 1975.



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