ANGOLA Travel Guide

ANGOLA Travel Guide

Angola is located in central Africa which is rich in natural resources of oil, diamonds, and hydroelectric potential and rich agricultural lands. The word Angola derives from the rulers of Ndongo state in sixteenth century and the country becomes independent under the name republica popular de Angola.

IMPORTANT PLACES TO BE VISITED:

  • KISSAMA:Parque Nacional de Kissama is located on the south of Luanda with stunning natural settings to preserve many African species and the park was started in 1957.During the civil war years the park was totally neglected
  • THE TUNDA VALA FISSURE : The Tunda Vala Fissure is the most amazing natural sight in Angola and it is found between Lubango and Nambite at an elevation of 2600m.The Tundavala also have patches of savannah, grass and forest landscapes
  • DILOLO LAKE : Dilolo lake is located in Moxico of eastern Angola and it is the largest lake in the country and the lake is surrounded with wildlife’s like bird species and aquatic life which is 1000m above sea level
  • DALA WATERFALLS : Dala waterfalls is located in Lunda Sol about 60m high and the waterfall can be viewed from bridge near base of falls and the waterfall is also known as Chiumbe river falls
  • BENGUELA : Benguela is one of the important tourist destination spot located in the western Angola with international railway and the main attraction of the city is ocean side location with Portuguese architecture along with beautiful beaches aside

FEATURES OF ANGOLA:

  • Angola is situated in the south equator of Africa and it is twice slightly less than the size of Texas with total area of about 1,246,700 square kilometre
  • Portuguese is the official language of the country and in locals other African languages like Bantu are also practised
  • Khoisan group also known as Bushmen is the first people who inhabited to the country and between 1300 to 1600 various Bantu peoples from north and east are also inhabited to Angola
  • Luanda is the capital of the country and the main commercial centre along with large port city on northern coast which blends with the Portuguese style
  • It is featured with colonial landmarks ,traditional African housing styles and modern industrial complexes
  • The country is roughly a square in shape covering the region with about 800 miles width including Cabinda
  • Angolan Kwanza is the currency of the country
  • The national flag is spitted horizontally into upper red half and lower black half with an emblem at the centre where the country got independence on November 1975
  • Religion followed in Angola is Christian in which two fifth of it is Roman catholic and two fifth is protestant and the remaining one tenth is other religions
  • The country has two types of climate zones namely temperate and tropical
  • Angola is divided into dry and wet portion in which wet region is covered by thick forest and dry region is covered by thinner savannah vegetation

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