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 2010 provides for mixed presidential-parliamentary system.
Area: 481,351 sq. mi. (1,246,700 sq. km).
Population: 30,774,000 (2018E—UN); 30,355,880 (2018E—U.S. Census).
Major Urban Center (2018E—UN): LUANDA (7,774,000 metropolitan area), Huambo (1,896,147, metropolitan area).
Official Language: Portuguese (although most Angolans speak tribal languages).
Monetary Unit: Kwanza (market rate October 19, 2018: 302.0 kwanzas = $1US).
President: João LOURENÇO (Popular Movement ...