Angola

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The country of Angola

Continent: Africa

States/Provinces in Angola: Uíge Province

 


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Emergency updates

2010-11-24 - Severe floods in Angola
GLIDE No. FL-2010-000242-AGO
ACT Alliance - Rains which started in the second week of October 2010 have left more than 24,000 Angolan returnees in the Uige Province desperate. Most roads are impassable and more than 3,456 houses have been destroyed.

Introduction

Angola, officially the Republic of Angola (Portuguese: República de Angola), is a country in south-central Africa bordered by Namibia on the south, Democratic Republic of the Congo on the north, and Zambia on the east; its west coast is on the Atlantic Ocean with Luanda as its capital city. The exclave province of Cabinda has a border with the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Angola was a Portuguese overseas territory from the 16th century to 1975. After independence, Angola was the scene of an intense civil war from 1975 to 2002. The country is the second-largest petroleum and diamond producer in sub-Saharan Africa; however, its life expectancy and infant mortality rates are both among the worst ranked in the world. In August 2006, a peace treaty was signed with a faction of the FLEC, a separatist guerrilla group from the Cabinda exclave in the North, which is still active. Area: 1,246,700 km2 (481,354 sq mi). Population (2009 estimate): 18,498,000. Wikipedia:Angola

Provinces

Source Wikipedia:Provinces of Angola

Angola is divided into eighteen provinces:

Province Capital
Bengo Province Caxito
Benguela Province Benguela
Bié Province Kuito
Cabinda Province Cabinda
Cuando Cubango Province Menongue
Cuanza Norte Province N'dalatando
Cuanza Sul Province Sumbe
Cunene Province Ondjiva
Huambo Province Huambo
Huíla Province Lubango
Luanda Province Luanda
Lunda Norte Province Lucapa
Lunda Sul Province Saurimo
Malanje Province Malanje
Moxico Province Luena
Namibe Province Namibe
Uíge Province Uíge
Zaire Province M'banza-Kongo

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