Travel Information for Angola
Time zone:GMT +1 (West Africa time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:Portuguese
Other languages:Bantu, Chokwe, Kikongo, Kwanyama, Lunda, Umbundo
Currency: kwanza (AOA)

1 = Kz186, $1 = Kz166, £1 = Kz221

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.aoInternational Dialling Code:    244

For help planning your trip to Angola including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Angola trip planning page.

Further information on Angola

Discover more about Angola - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of angola

Total area: 1,246,700 sq km (0 sq km under water)

Coastline: 1,600 km (Atlantic Ocean)

Neighbours (border lengths): Congo-Brazzaville (201km), Democratic Republic of the Congo (2,511km), Namibia (1,376km), Zambia (1,110km)

Climate: Semi-arid climate in south and along coast to Luanda. Wet and tropical climate in the north with cool, dry season (May to October) and hot, rainy season (November to April).

Highest mountain: Morro de Moco (2,620m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Angola from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldNot Free -
Democracy IndexAuthoritarian regime 133/167
Economic FreedomRepressed 158/179
Press FreedomDifficult situation 121/179
ILGA LGBT rightsNo rights -
Corruption PerceptionsHigh corruption 161/174
Overall Ranking:    176/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Republic of Angola     Status: Independent Country

Population: 19,088,106 (rank: 58/196)     Density: 15.3 people/sq km (rank: 172/196)

Ethnic groups: Ovimbundu 37%, Kimbundu 25%, Bakongo 13%, mestico (mixed European and native African) 2%, European 1%, other 22%

Religions: indigenous beliefs 47%, Roman Catholic 38%, Protestant 15% (1998 est.)

GDP (PPP): $131.8 billion       GDP per capita: $6,300 (rank: 120/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.