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Angola Country Profile
*Note: All figures are 2003 unless stated otherwise.


Area 1,246,700 sq km
Capital Luanda
Currency New kwanza
Population (2002) 13,896,000
Population Growth Rate 1.97%
Birth Rate 45.57 births/1,000 population
Death Rate 25.83 deaths/1,000 population
Infant Mortality Rate 193.82 deaths/1,000 live births
Life Expectancy at Birth 36.96 years
Ethnic Groups Ovimbundu 37%, Kimbundu 25%, Bakongo 13%, mestico (mixed European and Native African) 2%, European 1%, other 22%
Religions indigenous beliefs 47%, Roman Catholic 38%, Protestant 15%
Languages Portuguese (official), Bantu and other African languages
Literacy 42%
GNI* (2002) $660
Population Below Poverty Line ?
Industries petroleum; diamonds, iron ore, phosphates, feldspar, bauxite, uranium, and gold; cement; basic metal products; fish processing; food processing; brewing; tobacco products; sugar; textiles
Debt - external $12 billion
* National Income in United States dollars per citizen.