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Area: 1 246 700 km2

Population: 15 million inhabitants (2005 estimate)

Official Designation: Republic of  Angola

Head of the State: Jose Eduardo dos Santos

Date of the current Constitution: The "Constitution of Independence" was adopted in November of 1975. It was modified in October of 1976, September of 1980, March of 1991, April and August of 1992 and  November of 1996.

Main Political parties: The MPLA - Popular Movement for the Release of Angola withholds the parliamentary majority with 129 seats. The UNITA- National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, occupies 70 places and diverse left minority are also represented in Parliament.
 

Capital: Luanda (3 millions inhabit.) (1998)

Other important cities: Huambo; Lobito; Benguela; Lubango; Malange.

Religion: Great part of the population practises local religions, but the majority takes the veil of Christianism.

Language: The official language is the Portuguese, but diverse National Languages are said (umbundo, kimbundo, kikongo, chokwe, Fiote, Kwanniama ganguela).

Monetary unit: Kwanza (KZ)

1 EURO = 106,96595 KZ (October 2005)

 

 

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