location of Angola

Angola is a country on the west coat of Africa, also the seventh-largest country in Africa either. Bordered by Namibia to the south, Zambia to the east, and the Atlantic ocean to the west makes Angola a port city.

  • language: Portuguese

  • population: 31.83 million

  • capital: Luanda

  • religion: Christianity

Military museum

Luanda, Angola

kalundula falls

Calandula, Angola

government of Angola

In 1975, Portugal granted independence to Angola without establishing a new government. The# MPLA( a party in Angola), led by Agostinho Neto and based in Luanda, took power. The MPLA was the only legal party of Angola until multiparty elections were held in 1992. However, He became the first president of Angola.

# The three major parties are the MPLA, UNITA and FNLA

Angola is divided into 18 provinces, each province is leaded by a governor chosen by the central government. The judiciary is composed of municipal and provincial courts. But, the civil war interrupted the operation of lower courts. After the war, most of the lower courts has not been able to work.

Jose Eduardo dos Santos

Jose Eduardo dos Santos, of the ruling MPLA, has been in power since 1979, and is Africa's second-longest serving head of state after Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang. He keeps tight control over all aspects of Angola's political life.

Agostinho Neto

António Agostinho Neto (1922-1979) was a leading African in the three decades following the close of World War II. He was a doctor and a poet, also the president of the MPLA, and the first president of the People's Republic of Angola.


  • oil: Angola is the second largest oil producing country in sub-Saharan Africa and an OPEC member with 1.37 million barrels of oil per day and an estimated 17,904.5 million cubic feet of natural gas production.

  • agriculture: 90 percent of farms in Angola are small to medium in size and are used mainly for communal and subsistence farming. The agricultural commodities produced include cassava, bananas, potatoes, maize, sweet potatoes, citrus, and pineapples.

  • major exports: The top exports of Angola are Crude Petroleum, Diamonds, Petroleum Gas, Refined Petroleum , and Passenger and Cargo Ships , exporting mostly to China , India , United Arab Emirates , Portugal, and Spain .

  • tourism: Each visitor now spends an average of 1,812 USD for his holiday in Angola.

Freedom House score

Angola has been ruled by the same party since independence, and authorities have systematically repressed political dissent. Corruption, and abuses by security forces all remain common. Since President João Lourenço’s election in 2017, the government has taken steps to crack down on endemic corruption and eased restrictions on the press and civil society, but serious governance and human rights challenges persist.

Muamba de Galinha

Moambe chicken is a savory chicken dish popular in Central Africa and considered the national dish of Angola. The dish itself is made by combining chicken, spices and palm butter to create a stew-like consistency.

cocado amarela

A heavy dessert and pudding made with egg yolks, sugar, ground cinnamon, and grated coconuts, cocada amarela is a popular dessert in Angola.

Fish Calulu

Funge or funje is a type of cassava flour porridge. It is a classic porridge recipe that is made by stirring fufu (cassava flour) into boiling water.