• Officially: The Republic of Angola
  • Capital: Luanda


  • Population: 29 million
  • Languages: Portuguese (official), Umbundu, Kimbundu, Kikongo
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 58 years (men), 64 years (women)
  • Currency: kwanza



  • Angola has been an independent nation since 1975
    • Previously was a Portuguese colony
  • Although rich in oil and mineral reserves, Angola is one of the poorest in the world



  • Overland travel can be difficult and dangerous
  • Do not travel at night

Safety & Security

  • There is a high level of crime in Luanda, the capital city
    • Avoid walking around the city, at any time
    • Areas popular with foreigners are targets
  • Avoid crowded places such as markets
  • International Crisis Group
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