is a country situated in the southern region of Africa, formerly known as Portuguese West Africa. With a total area of 1,246,700 sq km and a population of around 34 million, Angola has a diverse geographic landscape featuring several plateau regions, coastal areas, and vast forests. Its capital city is Luanda and the official language is Portuguese.
The majority of the people in Angola are Bantu-speaking, with the Ovimbundu and Mbundu being the main ethnic groups. Christianity, primarily Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, is the predominant religion, although traditional beliefs are still practiced. The national currency is the kwanza.
Angola's economy has long been unable to take advantage of its natural resources due to the devastating effects of the civil war. However, the development of the country’s substantial petroleum reserves has had a positive impact on the economy. The government is a unitary multiparty republic with one legislative house (National Assembly) and the head of state and government is the president.
Angola is home to many unique species of wildlife, making it a popular destination for eco-tourists. Additionally, its rich culture, historical sites, and stunning landscapes provide various opportunities for exploration and recreation.