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; Kikongo, Kimbundu and Umbundu: Repubilika ya Ngola), is a country in Southern Africa.
Geography Total area: 1,246,700 km²; land area: 1,246,700km² Comparative area: slightly less than twice the size of Texas Land boundaries: 5,198 km total; Congo 201 km, Namibia 1,376 km, Zaire 2,511 km, Zambia 1,110 km Coastline: 1,600 km Maritime claims: Disputes: civil war since independence on 11 November 1975 Climate: semiarid in south and along coast to Luanda; north has cool, dry season (May to October) and hot, rainy season (November to April) Terrain: narrow coastal plain rises abruptly to vast interior plateau Natural resources: petroleum, diamonds, iron ore, phosphates, copper, feldspar, gold, bauxite, uranium Land use: 2% arable land; NEGL% permanent crops; 23% meadows and pastures; 43% forest and woodland; 32% other Environment: locally heavy rainfall causes periodic flooding on plateau; desertification Note: Cabinda is separated from rest of country by Zaire People Population: 8,534,483 (July 1990), growth rate 2.9% (1990) Birth rate: 47 births/1,000 population (1990) Death rate: 20 deaths/1,000 population (1990) Net migration rate: 2 migrants/1,000 population (1990) Infant mortality rate: 158 deaths/1,000 live births (1990) Life expectancy at birth: 42 years male, 46 years female (1990) Total fertility rate: 6.7 children born/woman (1990) Nationality: noun—Angolan(s); adjective—Angolan Ethnic divisions: 37% Ovimbundu, 25% Kimbundu, 13% Bakongo, 2% Mestiço, 1% European Religion: 47% indigenous beliefs, 38% Roman Catholic, 15% Protestant (est.) Language: Portuguese (official); various Bantu dialects Literacy: 41% Labor force: 2,783,000 economically active; 85% agriculture, 15% industry (1985 est.) Organized labor: about 450,695 (1980) Government Long-form name: People's Republic of Angola Type: Marxist people's republic Capital: Luanda Administrative divisions: 18 provinces (províncias, singular—província); Bengo, Benguela, Bié, Cabinda, Cuando Cubango, Cuanza Norte, Cuanza Sul, Cunene, Huambo, Huíla, Luanda, Lunda Norte, Lunda Sul, Malanje, Mexico, Namibe, Uíge, Zaire Independence: 11 November 1975 (from Portugal) Constitution: 11 November 1975; revised 7 January 1978 and 11 August 1980 Legal system: based on Portuguese civil law system and customary law, but being modified along socialist lines National holiday: Independence Day, 11 November (1975) Executive branch: president, chairman of the Council of Ministers, Council of Ministers (cabinet) Legislative branch: unicameral National People's Assembly Judicial branch: Supreme Court (Tribunal da Relacao) Leaders: Chief of State and Head of Government—President José Eduardo dos SANTOS (since 21 September 1979) Political parties and leaders: only party—Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola-Labor Party (MPLA-Labor Party), José Eduardo dos Santos; National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), lost to the MPLA with Cuban military support in immediate post-independence struggle, now carrying out insurgency Suffrage: universal adult at age NA Elections: none held to date Member of: ACP, Af DB, CCC, FAO, G-77, GATT (de facto), ICAO, IFAD, ILO, IMO, INTELSAT, ITU, NAM, OAU, SADCC, UN, UNESCO, UNICEF, UPU, WFTU, WHO, WMO Diplomatic representation: none Flag: two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and black with a centered yellow emblem consisting of a five-pointed star within half a cogwheel crossed by a machete (in the style of a hammer and sickle) Economy Overview: Subsistence agriculture provides the main livelihood for 80-90% of the population, but accounts for only 10-20% of GDP.
Oil production is the most lucrative sector of the economy, contributing about 50% to GDP.
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