Working for birds in Africa


Thu, 10/01/2013 - 17:25 -- abc_admin

Rio Longa Angola meets the Atlantic Ocean


Image Credit: 
John Caddick 2005

Angola is a very large country with a land area of 1,246,700 km2 and an estimated population of almost 11 million people. A large percentage of this population, perhaps as high as 40%, live in the capital, Luanda.

Angola borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo (which also encloses the discontiguous Cabinda Province), Republic of the Congo, Namibia and Zambia and has an Atlantic Ocean coastline of 1,600 km.

The climate is arid to semi-arid in the south and along the coast to the capital, Luanda. The north and east have a cool, dry season from May to October and a hot, rainy season from November to April. The highest point is Morro de Moco at 2,620m.

The official language is Portuguese, with Bantu and other African languages spoken. More details can be found at CIA Factbook.

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