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Country name:

conventional long form: Republic of Angola
conventional short form: Angola

 

Capital:

name: Luanda

geographic coordinates: 8 50 S, 13 14 E
 

 

Description:

conventional long form: Republic of Angola
conventional short form: Angola
local long form: Republica de Angola
local short form: Angola
former: People's Republic of Angola

 

Location:

Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Namibia and Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Area:

total: 1,246,700 sq km
 

 

Population:

12,799,293 (July 2009 est.)

 

Languages:

Portuguese (official), Bantu and other African languages

 

Climate:

 

Semiarid in south and along coast to Luanda; north has cool, dry season (May to October) and hot, rainy season (November to April)
 

 

Economy- Overview:

Despite a fast-growing economy largely due to a major oil boom, Angola ranks in the bottom 10% of most socioeconomic indicators. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that Angola's real GDP increased by 16% in 2008. Angola is still recovering from 27 years of nearly continuous warfare, and it remains beset by corruption and economic mismanagement. Despite abundant natural resources and rising per capita GDP, it was ranked 157 out of 179 countries on the 2008 UN Development Program's (UNDP) Human Development Index. Subsistence agriculture sustains one-third of the population.

 

 

Economy:

Despite a fast-growing economy largely due to a major oil boom, Angola ranks in the bottom 10% of most socioeconomic indicators. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that Angola's real GDP increased by 16% in 2008. Angola is still recovering from 27 years of nearly continuous warfare, and it remains beset by corruption and economic mismanagement. Despite abundant natural resources and rising per capita GDP, it was ranked 157 out of 179 countries on the 2008 UN Development Program's (UNDP) Human Development Index. Subsistence agriculture sustains one-third of the population.

 

 

Industries:

petroleum; diamonds, iron ore, phosphates, feldspar, bauxite, uranium, and gold; cement; basic metal products; fish processing; food processing, brewing, tobacco products, sugar; textiles; ship repair

 

Exports - commodities:

crude oil, diamonds, refined petroleum products, coffee, sisal, fish and fish products, timber, cotton
$67.2 billion (2008 est.)
Exports - partners:
China 32.7%, US 26.7%, South Africa 9.6%, France 5.5% (2008)
 

 

Imports - commodities:

machinery and electrical equipment, vehicles and spare parts; medicines, food, textiles, military goods
$17.08 billion (2008 est.)
Imports - partners:
Portugal 19.3%, China 14.7%, US 12.3%, Brazil 8.3%, South Africa 5.4%, France 4.3% (2008)
 

 

Exchange rates:

kwanza (AOA) per US dollar - 75.023 (2008 est.), 76.6 (2007), 80.4 (2006), 88.6 (2005), 83.541 (2004)

 

GDP :
$110.3 billion (2008 est.)
 

 

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