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  • Introduction :: Angola
  • Background field listing
    Angola scores low on human development indexes despite using its large oil reserves to rebuild since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but fighting picked up again in 1993. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - during the more than a quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and cemented the MPLA's hold on power. DOS SANTOS stepped down from the presidency in 2017, having led the country since 1979. He pushed through a new constitution in 2010.
  • Geography :: Angola
  • Location field listing
    Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Namibia and Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Geographic coordinates field listing
    12 30 S, 18 30 E
    Map references field listing
    Africa
    Area field listing
    total: 1,246,700 sq km
    land: 1,246,700 sq km
    water: 0 sq km
    country comparison to the world: 24
    Area - comparative field listing
    about eight times the size of Georgia; slightly less than twice the size of Texas
    Land boundaries field listing
    total: 5,369 km
    border countries (4): Democratic Republic of the Congo 2646 km (of which 225 km is the boundary of discontiguous Cabinda Province), Republic of the Congo 231 km, Namibia 1427 km, Zambia 1065 km
    Coastline field listing
    1,600 km
    Maritime claims field listing
    territorial sea: 12 nm
    exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
    contiguous zone: 24 nm
    Climate field listing
    semiarid in south and along coast to Luanda; north has cool, dry season (May to October) and hot, rainy season (November to April)
    Terrain field listing
    narrow coastal plain rises abruptly to vast interior plateau
    Elevation field listing
    mean elevation: 1,112 m
    elevation extremes: 0 m lowest point: Atlantic Ocean
    2620 highest point: Moca
    Natural resources field listing
    petroleum, diamonds, iron ore, phosphates, copper, feldspar, gold, bauxite, uranium
    Land use field listing
    agricultural land: 47.5% (2014 est.)
    arable land: 8.3% (2014 est.) / permanent crops: 0.5% (2014 est.) / permanent pasture: 91.23% (2014 est.)
    forest: 46.5% (2014 est.)
    other: 6% (2014 est.)
    Irrigated land field listing
    860 sq km (2014)
    Population distribution field listing
    most people live in the western half of the country; urban areas account for the highest concentrations of people, particularly Luanda
    Natural hazards field listing
    locally heavy rainfall causes periodic flooding on the plateau
    Environment - current issues field listing
    overuse of pastures and subsequent soil erosion attributable to population pressures; desertification; deforestation of tropical rain forest, in response to both international demand for tropical timber and to domestic use as fuel, resulting in loss of biodiversity; soil erosion contributing to water pollution and siltation of rivers and dams; inadequate supplies of potable water
    Environment - international agreements field listing
    party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution
    signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
    Geography - note field listing
    the province of Cabinda is an exclave, separated from the rest of the country by the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • People and Society :: Angola
  • Population field listing
    30,355,880 (July 2017 est.) (July 2018 est.)

    note: Angola's national statistical agency projects the country's 2017 population to be 28.4 million

    country comparison to the world: 45
    Nationality field listing
    noun: Angolan(s)
    adjective: Angolan
    Ethnic groups field listing
    Ovimbundu 37%, Kimbundu 25%, Bakongo 13%, mestico (mixed European and native African) 2%, European 1%, other 22%
    Languages field listing
    Portuguese 71.2% (official), Umbundu 23%, Kikongo 8.2%, Kimbundu 7.8%, Chokwe 6.5%, Nhaneca 3.4%, Nganguela 3.1%, Fiote 2.4%, Kwanhama 2.3%, Muhumbi 2.1%, Luvale 1%, other 3.6% (2014 est.)

    note: most widely spoken languages; shares sum to more than 100% because some respondents gave more than one answer on the census

    Religions field listing
    Roman Catholic 41.1%, Protestant 38.1%, other 8.6%, none 12.3% (2014 est.)
    Demographic profile field listing

    More than a decade after the end of Angola's 27-year civil war, the country still faces a variety of socioeconomic problems, including poverty, high maternal and child mortality, and illiteracy. Despite the country's rapid post-war economic growth based on oil production, about 40 percent of Angolans live below the poverty line and unemployment is widespread, especially among the large young-adult population. Only about 70% of the population is literate, and the rate drops to around 60% for women. The youthful population - about 45% are under the age of 15 - is expected to continue growing rapidly with a fertility rate of more than 5 children per woman and a low rate of contraceptive use. Fewer than half of women deliver their babies with the assistance of trained health care personnel, which contributes to Angola's high maternal mortality rate.

    Of the estimated 550,000 Angolans who fled their homeland during its civil war, most have returned home since 2002. In 2012, the UN assessed that conditions in Angola had been stable for several years and invoked a cessation of refugee status for Angolans. Following the cessation clause, some of those still in exile returned home voluntarily through UN repatriation programs, and others integrated into host countries.

    Age structure field listing
    0-14 years: 48.07% (male 7,257,155 /female 7,336,084)
    15-24 years: 18.33% (male 2,701,123 /female 2,863,950)
    25-54 years: 27.95% (male 4,044,944 /female 4,441,028)
    55-64 years: 3.32% (male 466,085 /female 540,452)
    65 years and over: 2.32% (male 296,411 /female 408,648) (2018 est.)
    population pyramid: population pyramid
    Dependency ratios field listing
    total dependency ratio: 97.6 (2015 est.)
    youth dependency ratio: 93 (2015 est.)
    elderly dependency ratio: 4.6 (2015 est.)
    potential support ratio: 21.9 (2015 est.)
    Median age field listing
    total: 15.9 years
    male: 15.4 years
    female: 16.3 years (2018 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 224
    Population growth rate field listing
    3.49% (2018 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 2
    Birth rate field listing
    43.7 births/1,000 population (2018 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 1
    Death rate field listing
    9 deaths/1,000 population (2018 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 60
    Net migration rate field listing
    0.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 67
    Population distribution field listing
    most people live in the western half of the country; urban areas account for the highest concentrations of people, particularly Luanda
    Urbanization field listing
    urban population: 65.5% of total population (2018)
    rate of urbanization: 4.32% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
    Major urban areas - population field listing
    7.774 million LUANDA (capital) (2018)
    Sex ratio field listing
    at birth: 1.02 male(s)/female (2017 est.)
    0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female (2017 est.)
    15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female (2017 est.)
    25-54 years: 1.02 male(s)/female (2017 est.)
    55-64 years: 0.94 male(s)/female (2017 est.)
    65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female (2017 est.)
    total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2017 est.)
    Mother's mean age at first birth field listing
    19.4 years (2015/16 est.)

    note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

    Maternal mortality rate field listing
    477 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 23
    Infant mortality rate field listing
    total: 65.8 deaths/1,000 live births (2018 est.)
    male: 71.4 deaths/1,000 live births (2018 est.)
    female: 60.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2018 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 10
    Life expectancy at birth field listing
    total population: 60.6 years (2018 est.)
    male: 58.5 years (2018 est.)
    female: 62.7 years (2018 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 207
    Total fertility rate field listing
    6.09 children born/woman (2018 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 2
    Contraceptive prevalence rate field listing
    13.7% (2015/16)
    Health expenditures field listing
    3.3% of GDP (2014)
    country comparison to the world: 177
    Physicians density field listing
    0.14 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
    Drinking water source field listing
    improved: urban: 75.4% of population (2015 est.)
    rural: 28.2% of population (2015 est.)
    total: 49% of population (2015 est.)
    unimproved: urban: 24.6% of population (2015 est.)
    rural: 71.8% of population (2015 est.)
    total: 51% of population (2015 est.)
    Sanitation facility access field listing
    improved: urban: 88.6% of population (2015 est.)
    rural: 22.5% of population (2015 est.)
    total: 51.6% of population (2015 est.)
    unimproved: urban: 11.4% of population (2015 est.)
    rural: 77.5% of population (2015 est.)
    total: 48.4% of population (2015 est.)
    HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate field listing
    1.9% (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 24
    HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS field listing
    310,000 (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 21
    HIV/AIDS - deaths field listing
    13,000 (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 19
    Major infectious diseases field listing
    degree of risk: very high (2016)
    food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever (2016)
    vectorborne diseases: dengue fever, malaria (2016)
    water contact diseases: schistosomiasis (2016)
    animal contact diseases: rabies (2016)
    Obesity - adult prevalence rate field listing
    8.2% (2016)
    country comparison to the world: 154
    Children under the age of 5 years underweight field listing
    19% (2016)
    country comparison to the world: 28
    Education expenditures field listing
    3.5% of GDP (2010)
    country comparison to the world: 128
    Literacy field listing
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write (2015 est.)
    total population: 71.1% (2015 est.)
    male: 82% (2015 est.)
    female: 60.7% (2015 est.)
    School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) field listing
    total: 10 years (2011)
    male: 13 years (2011)
    female: 8 years (2011)
    Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 field listing
    total: 16.7% (2011 est.)
    male: 16.8% (2011 est.)
    female: 16.6% (2011 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 80
  • Government :: Angola
  • Country name field listing
    conventional long form: Republic of Angola
    conventional short form: Angola
    local long form: Republica de Angola
    local short form: Angola
    former: People's Republic of Angola
    etymology: name derived by the Portuguese from the title "ngola" held by kings of the Ndongo (Ndongo was a kingdom in what is now northern Angola)
    Government type field listing
    presidential republic
    Capital field listing
    name: Luanda
    geographic coordinates: 8 50 S, 13 13 E
    time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
    etymology: originally named "Sao Paulo da Assuncao de Loanda" (Saint Paul of the Assumption of Loanda), which over time was shortened and corrupted to just Luanda
    Administrative divisions field listing
    18 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia); Bengo, Benguela, Bie, Cabinda, Cunene, Huambo, Huila, Kwando Kubango, Kwanza Norte, Kwanza Sul, Luanda, Lunda Norte, Lunda Sul, Malanje, Moxico, Namibe, Uige, Zaire
    Independence field listing
    11 November 1975 (from Portugal)
    National holiday field listing
    Independence Day, 11 November (1975)
    Constitution field listing
    history: previous 1975, 1992; latest passed by National Assembly 21 January 2010, adopted 5 February 2010 (2017)
    amendments: proposed by the president of the republic or supported by at least one-third of the National Assembly membership; passage requires at least two-thirds majority vote of the Assembly subject to prior Constitutional Court review if requested by the president of the republic (2017)
    International law organization participation field listing
    has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
    Citizenship field listing
    citizenship by birth: no
    citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Angola
    dual citizenship recognized: no
    residency requirement for naturalization: 10 years
    Suffrage field listing
    18 years of age; universal
    Executive branch field listing
    chief of state: President Joao Manuel Goncalves LOURENCO (since 26 September 2017); Vice President Bornito De Sousa Baltazar DIOGO (since 26 September 2017); note - the president is both chief of state and head of government
    head of government: President Joao Manuel Goncalves LOURENCO (since 26 September 2017); Vice President Bornito De Sousa Baltazar DIOGO (since 26 September 2017)
    cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president
    elections/appointments: the candidate of the winning party or coalition in the last legislative election becomes the president; president serves a 5-year term (eligible for a second consecutive or discontinuous term); last held on 23 August 2017 (next to be held in 2022)
    election results: Joao Manuel Goncalves LOURENCO (MPLA) elected president by the winning party following the 23 August 2017 general election
    Legislative branch field listing
    description: unicameral National Assembly or Assembleia Nacional (220 seats; members directly elected in a single national constituency and in multi-seat constituencies by closed list proportional representation vote; members serve 5-year terms)
    elections: last held on 23 August 2017 (next to be held in August 2022)
    election results: percent of vote by party - MPLA 61.1%, UNITA 26.7%, CASA-CE 9.5%, PRS 1.4%, FNLA 0.9%, other 0.5%; seats by party - MPLA 150, UNITA 51, CASA-CE 16, PRS 2, FNLA 1; composition - men 136, women 84, percent of women 38.2%
    Judicial branch field listing
    highest courts: Supreme Court or Supremo Tribunal de Justica (consists of the court president, vice president, and a minimum of 16 judges); Constitutional Court or Tribunal Constitucional (consists of 11 judges)
    judge selection and term of office: Supreme Court judges appointed by the president upon recommendation of the Supreme Judicial Council, an 18-member body chaired by the president; judge tenure NA; Constitutional Court judges - 4 nominated by the president, 4 elected by National Assembly, 2 elected by Supreme National Council, 1 elected by competitive submission of curricula; judges serve single 7-year terms
    subordinate courts: provincial and municipal courts
    Political parties and leaders field listing
    Broad Convergence for the Salvation of Angola Electoral Coalition or CASA-CE [Abel CHIVUKUVUKU]
    National Front for the Liberation of Angola or FNLA; note - party has two factions; one led by Lucas NGONDA; the other by Ngola KABANGU
    National Union for the Total Independence of Angola or UNITA [Isaias SAMAKUVA] (largest opposition party)
    Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola or MPLA [Joao LOURENCO]; note - Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS stepped down 8 Sept 2018 ruling party in power since 1975
    Social Renewal Party or PRS [Benedito DANIEL]
    International organization participation field listing
    ACP, AfDB, AU, CEMAC, CPLP, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, NAM, OAS (observer), OPEC, SADC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, Union Latina, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU (NGOs), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO
    Diplomatic representation in the US field listing
    chief of mission: Ambassador Agostinho Tavares da Silva NETO (since 18 November 2014)
    chancery: 2100-2108 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
    telephone: [1] (202) 785-1156
    FAX: [1] (202) 822-9049
    consulate(s) general: Houston, Los Angeles, New York
    Diplomatic representation from the US field listing
    chief of mission: Ambassador Nina Maria FITE (14 February 2018)
    embassy: number 32 Rua Houari Boumedienne (in the Miramar area of Luanda), Luanda, C.P. 6468, Angola
    mailing address: international mail: Caixa Postal 6468, Luanda; pouch: US Embassy Luanda, US Department of State, 2550 Luanda Place, Washington, DC 20521-2550
    telephone: [244] 946440977
    FAX: [244] (222) 64-1000
    Flag description field listing
    two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and black with a centered yellow emblem consisting of a 5-pointed star within half a cogwheel crossed by a machete (in the style of a hammer and sickle); red represents liberty and black the African continent; the symbols characterize workers and peasants
    National symbol(s) field listing
    Palanca Negra Gigante (giant black sable antelope); national colors: red, black, yellow
    National anthem field listing
    name: "Angola Avante" (Forward Angola)
    lyrics/music: Manuel Rui Alves MONTEIRO/Rui Alberto Vieira Dias MINGAO

    note: adopted 1975

  • Economy :: Angola
  • Economy - overview field listing

    Angola's economy is overwhelmingly driven by its oil sector. Oil production and its supporting activities contribute about 50% of GDP, more than 70% of government revenue, and more than 90% of the country's exports; Angola is an OPEC member and subject to its direction regarding oil production levels. Diamonds contribute an additional 5% to exports. Subsistence agriculture provides the main livelihood for most of the people, but half of the country's food is still imported.

    Increased oil production supported growth averaging more than 17% per year from 2004 to 2008. A postwar reconstruction boom and resettlement of displaced persons led to high rates of growth in construction and agriculture as well. Some of the country's infrastructure is still damaged or undeveloped from the 27-year-long civil war (1975-2002). However, the government since 2005 has used billions of dollars in credit from China, Brazil, Portugal, Germany, Spain, and the EU to help rebuild Angola's public infrastructure. Land mines left from the war still mar the countryside, and as a result, the national military, international partners, and private Angolan firms all continue to remove them.

    The global recession that started in 2008 stalled Angola’s economic growth and many construction projects stopped because Luanda accrued billions in arrears to foreign construction companies when government revenue fell. Lower prices for oil and diamonds also resulted in GDP falling 0.7% in 2016. Angola formally abandoned its currency peg in 2009 but reinstituted it in April 2016 and maintains an overvalued exchange rate. In late 2016, Angola lost the last of its correspondent relationships with foreign banks, further exacerbating hard currency problems. Since 2013 the central bank has consistently spent down reserves to defend the kwanza, gradually allowing a 40% depreciation since late 2014. Consumer inflation declined from 325% in 2000 to less than 9% in 2014, before rising again to above 30% from 2015-2017.

    Continued low oil prices, the depreciation of the kwanza, and slower than expected growth in non-oil GDP have reduced growth prospects, although several major international oil companies remain in Angola. Corruption, especially in the extractive sectors, is a major long-term challenge that poses an additional threat to the economy.

    GDP (purchasing power parity) field listing
    $193.6 billion (2017 est.)
    $198.6 billion (2016 est.)
    $203.9 billion (2015 est.)

    note: data are in 2017 dollars

    country comparison to the world: 65
    GDP (official exchange rate) field listing
    $126.5 billion (2017 est.) (2017 est.)
    GDP - real growth rate field listing
    -2.5% (2017 est.)
    -2.6% (2016 est.)
    0.9% (2015 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 209
    GDP - per capita (PPP) field listing
    $6,800 (2017 est.)
    $7,200 (2016 est.)
    $7,600 (2015 est.)

    note: data are in 2017 dollars

    country comparison to the world: 160
    Gross national saving field listing
    28.6% of GDP (2017 est.)
    24.5% of GDP (2016 est.)
    28.5% of GDP (2015 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 37
    GDP - composition, by end use field listing
    household consumption: 80.6% (2017 est.)
    government consumption: 15.6% (2017 est.)
    investment in fixed capital: 10.3% (2017 est.)
    investment in inventories: -1.2% (2017 est.)
    exports of goods and services: 25.4% (2017 est.)
    imports of goods and services: -30.7% (2017 est.)
    GDP - composition, by sector of origin field listing
    agriculture: 10.2% (2011 est.)
    industry: 61.4% (2011 est.)
    services: 28.4% (2011 est.)
    Agriculture - products field listing
    bananas, sugarcane, coffee, sisal, corn, cotton, cassava (manioc, tapioca), tobacco, vegetables, plantains; livestock; forest products; fish
    Industries field listing
    petroleum; diamonds, iron ore, phosphates, feldspar, bauxite, uranium, and gold; cement; basic metal products; fish processing; food processing, brewing, tobacco products, sugar; textiles; ship repair
    Industrial production growth rate field listing
    2.5% (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 115
    Labor force field listing
    12.51 million (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 46
    Labor force - by occupation field listing
    agriculture: 85%
    industry: 15% (2015 est.)
    industry and services: 15% (2003 est.)
    Unemployment rate field listing
    6.6% (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 97
    Population below poverty line field listing
    36.6% (2008 est.)
    Household income or consumption by percentage share field listing
    lowest 10%: 44.7% (2000)
    highest 10%: 44.7% (2000)
    Distribution of family income - Gini index field listing
    42.7 (2008 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 50
    Budget field listing
    revenues: 37.02 billion (2017 est.)
    expenditures: 45.44 billion (2017 est.)
    Taxes and other revenues field listing
    29.3% (of GDP) (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 83
    Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) field listing
    -6.7% (of GDP) (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 189
    Public debt field listing
    65% of GDP (2017 est.)
    75.3% of GDP (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 59
    Fiscal year field listing
    calendar year
    Inflation rate (consumer prices) field listing
    29.8% (2017 est.)
    30.7% (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 222
    Central bank discount rate field listing
    9% (31 December 2014)
    25% (31 December 2010)
    country comparison to the world: 30
    Commercial bank prime lending rate field listing
    15.82% (31 December 2017 est.)
    15.78% (31 December 2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 32
    Stock of narrow money field listing
    $32.39 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
    $23.17 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 62
    Stock of broad money field listing
    $32.39 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
    $23.17 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 62
    Stock of domestic credit field listing
    $16.02 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
    $14.25 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 97
    Current account balance field listing
    -$1.254 billion (2017 est.)
    -$4.834 billion (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 150
    Exports field listing
    $33.07 billion (2017 est.)
    $31.03 billion (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 61
    Exports - partners field listing
    China 61.2%, India 13%, US 4.2% (2017)
    Exports - commodities field listing
    crude oil, diamonds, refined petroleum products, coffee, sisal, fish and fish products, timber, cotton
    Imports field listing
    $19.5 billion (2017 est.)
    $13.04 billion (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 78
    Imports - commodities field listing
    machinery and electrical equipment, vehicles and spare parts; medicines, food, textiles, military goods
    Imports - partners field listing
    Portugal 17.8%, China 13.5%, US 7.4%, South Africa 6.2%, Brazil 6.1%, UK 4% (2017)
    Reserves of foreign exchange and gold field listing
    $17.29 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
    $23.74 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 63
    Debt - external field listing
    $42.08 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
    $27.14 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 71
    Stock of direct foreign investment - at home field listing
    $11.21 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
    $9.16 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 94
    Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad field listing
    $28 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
    $23.02 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 50
    Exchange rates field listing
    kwanza (AOA) per US dollar -
    172.6 (2017 est.)
    163.656 (2016 est.)
    163.656 (2015 est.)
    120.061 (2014 est.)
    98.303 (2013 est.)
  • Energy :: Angola
  • Electricity access field listing
    population without electricity: 15 million (2013)
    electrification - total population: 30% (2013)
    electrification - urban areas: 46% (2013)
    electrification - rural areas: 18% (2013)
    Electricity - production field listing
    10.2 billion kWh (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 102
    Electricity - consumption field listing
    9.036 billion kWh (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 101
    Electricity - exports field listing
    0 kWh (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 98
    Electricity - imports field listing
    0 kWh (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 119
    Electricity - installed generating capacity field listing
    2.613 million kW (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 103
    Electricity - from fossil fuels field listing
    34% of total installed capacity (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 180
    Electricity - from nuclear fuels field listing
    0% of total installed capacity (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 37
    Electricity - from hydroelectric plants field listing
    64% of total installed capacity (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 23
    Electricity - from other renewable sources field listing
    2% of total installed capacity (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 132
    Crude oil - production field listing
    1.666 million bbl/day (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 15
    Crude oil - exports field listing
    1.782 million bbl/day (2015 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 7
    Crude oil - imports field listing
    0 bbl/day (2015 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 88
    Crude oil - proved reserves field listing
    9.523 billion bbl (1 January 2018 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 16
    Refined petroleum products - production field listing
    53,480 bbl/day (2015 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 80
    Refined petroleum products - consumption field listing
    130,000 bbl/day (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 72
    Refined petroleum products - exports field listing
    30,340 bbl/day (2015 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 62
    Refined petroleum products - imports field listing
    111,600 bbl/day (2015 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 50
    Natural gas - production field listing
    3.115 billion cu m (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 55
    Natural gas - consumption field listing
    821.2 million cu m (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 95
    Natural gas - exports field listing
    3.993 billion cu m (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 33
    Natural gas - imports field listing
    0 cu m (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 86
    Natural gas - proved reserves field listing
    308.1 billion cu m (1 January 2018 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 36
    Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy field listing
    20.95 million Mt (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 85
  • Communications :: Angola
  • Telephones - fixed lines field listing
    total subscriptions: 161,070 (2017 est.)
    subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 126
    Telephones - mobile cellular field listing
    total subscriptions: 13,323,952 (2017 est.)
    subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 45 (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 71
    Telephone system field listing
    general assessment:

    in the process of a restructure plan and opening up the telecom sector to new competitors, while still retaining a 45% govt portion of the share;  slow progress in LTE network development, with only about 10% of the country covered by network infrastructure at the end of 2017

    (2017)
    domestic: only about one fixed-line per 100 persons; mobile-cellular teledensity about 45 telephones per 100 persons (2017)
    international: country code - 244; landing point for the SAT-3/WASC fiber-optic submarine cable that provides connectivity to Europe and Asia; satellite earth stations - 29 (2016)
    Broadcast media field listing
    state controls all broadcast media with nationwide reach; state-owned Televisao Popular de Angola (TPA) provides terrestrial TV service on 2 channels; a third TPA channel is available via cable and satellite; TV subscription services are available; state-owned Radio Nacional de Angola (RNA) broadcasts on 5 stations; about a half-dozen private radio stations broadcast locally (2009)
    Internet country code field listing
    .ao
    Internet users field listing
    total: 2,622,403 (July 2016 est.)
    percent of population: 13% (July 2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 104
    Broadband - fixed subscriptions field listing
    total: 96,919 (2017 est.)
    subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 120
  • Transportation :: Angola
  • National air transport system field listing
    number of registered air carriers: 10 (2015)
    inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 55 (2015)
    annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers: 1,244,491 (2015)
    annual freight traffic on registered air carriers: 46.043 million mt-km (2015)
    Civil aircraft registration country code prefix field listing
    D2 (2016)
    Airports field listing
    176 (2013)
    country comparison to the world: 32
    Airports - with paved runways field listing
    total: 31 (2017)
    over 3,047 m: 7 (2017)
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 8 (2017)
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 12 (2017)
    914 to 1,523 m: 4 (2017)
    Airports - with unpaved runways field listing
    total: 145 (2013)
    over 3,047 m: 2 (2013)
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 3 (2013)
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 31 (2013)
    914 to 1,523 m: 66 (2013)
    under 914 m: 43 (2013)
    Heliports field listing
    1 (2013)
    Pipelines field listing
    352 km gas, 85 km liquid petroleum gas, 1065 km oil, 5 km oil/gas/water (2013)
    Railways field listing
    total: 2,852 km (2014)
    narrow gauge: 2,729 km 1.067-m gauge (2014)
    123 0.600-m gauge
    country comparison to the world: 63
    Roadways field listing
    total: 51,429 km (2001)
    paved: 5,349 km (2001)
    unpaved: 46,080 km (2001)
    country comparison to the world: 77
    Waterways field listing
    1,300 km (2011)
    country comparison to the world: 53
    Merchant marine field listing
    total: 55 (2017)
    by type: general cargo 14, oil tanker 9, other 32 (2017)
    country comparison to the world: 110
    Ports and terminals field listing
    major seaport(s): Cabinda, Lobito, Luanda, Namibe
    LNG terminal(s) (export): Angola Soyo
  • Military and Security :: Angola
  • Military expenditures field listing
    2.95% of GDP (2016)
    3.52% of GDP (2015)
    5.4% of GDP (2014)
    country comparison to the world: 30
    Military branches field listing
    Angolan Armed Forces (Forcas Armadas Angolanas, FAA): Army, Navy (Marinha de Guerra Angola, MGA), Angolan National Air Force (Forca Aerea Nacional Angolana, FANA; under operational control of the Army) (2012)
    Military service age and obligation field listing
    20-45 years of age for compulsory male and 18-45 years for voluntary male military service (registration at age 18 is mandatory); 20-45 years of age for voluntary female service; 2-year conscript service obligation; Angolan citizenship required; the Navy (MGA) is entirely staffed with volunteers (2013)
  • Transnational Issues :: Angola
  • Refugees and internally displaced persons field listing
    refugees (country of origin): 36,374 (Democratic Republic of the Congo) (refugees and asylum seekers), 6,448 (Cote d'Ivoire), 5,709 (Mauritania) (2018)
    Illicit drugs field listing
    used as a transshipment point for cocaine destined for Western Europe and other African states, particularly South Africa