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Angola

Republic of Angola
República de Angola

Political Status: Formally independent upon departure of the Portuguese High Commissioner on November 10, 1975; government of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) recognized by the Organization of African Unity on February 11, 1976; peace accord signed with rebel National Union for the Total Independence of Angola on June 1, 1991; multiparty democratic system approved by constitutional amendment on August 26, 1992; new constitution promulgated on February 4, 2010, providing for mixed presidential-parliamentary system.

Area: 481, 351 sq. mi. (1, 246, 700 sq. km.).

Population: 5, 646, 166 (1970C); 18, 998, 000 (2010E). A census launched in 1982 was never completed, and no subsequent enumeration has been undertaken; the 2010 figure is a UN estimate.

Major Urban Center (2005E): LUANDA (urban ...

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