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Angola's economy is overwhelmingly
driven by its oil sector.
About Angola
Land Area: 1.246.700 km²
Coast Line: 1650 km
Population: 18.498.000 (2009 estimate)
Languages: Portuguese (official), and over 60 other Bantu-group languages, including Umbundu, Kimbundu, Kikongo, Tchokwe Ovambo.
Religions: Traditional beliefs (47%) Roman Catholic (38%), Protestant (15%).
Climate: Tropical in the north, subtropical in the south.
Time: One hour ahead of GMT.
Basic Facts About The Government
Head of State: President José Eduardo dos Santos
National Legislature: National Assembly with 220 seats (Legislative and Presidential).
Last Elections: 31/08/2012
Main Political Parties: MPLA, UNITA, CASA – CE, PRS, FNLA
Basic Economic Data
Currency: Kwanza (Kz).
GDP: US$ 115.9 billion (2011 estimate)
Real GDP Growth: 3.7% (2011 estimate)
Exports: US$ 65.63 billion (2011 estimate)
Major Exports: Oil, diamonds, minerals, coffee, fish, timber, cotton, sisal and other agricultural products.
Imports: US$ 24.76 billion (2011 estimate)
Major Imports: Consumer goods, capital goods, machinery, vehicles, and spare parts.
Major Import Sources: Portugal, China, United States, South Africa and Brazil.
Roads: 51,429 km
Railways: 2,764 km
Major Ports: Luanda, Lobito, Namibe, Cabinda
Airports: International airport in Luanda; 29 other airports.