• Angola


    Oil is the primary driving force behind Angola’s economy. Production thereof and supporting activities contribute about 50% of GDP – more than 70% of government revenue, and more than 90% of the country’s exports. Diamonds supply an additional 5% to exports. Subsistence agriculture provides the main livelihood for most of the people though half of the country’s food is still imported. 

    Name Republic of Angola

    Capital Luanda

    Frequency of elections Every five years

    Name of parliament National Assembly of Angola

    Parliament website www.parlamento.ao

    Languages Portuguese, other indigenous languages

    Area 1 246 700 km2

    Population 19 088 106 (July 2014 est) 

    Imports Machinery and electrical equipment, vehicles and spare parts, medicines, food, textiles, military goods

    Exports Crude oil, diamonds, refined petroleum products, coffee, sisal, fish and fish products,
    timber, cotton

    Currency Kwanza

    Source: CIA World Factbook
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