Situated right on the Atlantic Ocean, Angola is a budding tourist destination with unspoilt beaches, teeming game reserves and a vibrant culture. Rapidly revitalising itself after the end of the civil war in 2002, the country has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, offering adventurous exploration and lucrative tourism investment opportunities.
National Day: 11 November 1975
Main languages : Portuguese, several local dialects
Neighbouring countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Namibia, Republic of Congo
Time zone: GMT +1
Size: 1 247 000 km2
Population: 17 312 million (2008)
Economy: Oil exports, diamond, gas, and iron ore mining are major contributors.
Climate: Tropical in the north, drier plateau in the centre and arid in the south. Average coastal summer temperature 21 °C, 16 °C in winter.
Places to see: Luanda and Luanda’s beaches: Ilha do Cabo, Mussulo, Palmeirinhas, Corimba and Santiago. Lubango and the Leba Pass, Kissama National Park, Iona National Park
Tourism investment opportunities: hotels, water sports, game reserves, infrastructure
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