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Angola's Independence Day
Angola's Independence Day

11 November

Located on the Atlantic coast in the southern part of Africa, the Republic of Angola is the second largest oil producer in Africa.

It has a population of over 18 million and is bordered by Zambia to the east, Namibia to the south and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the north. Its capital city is Luanda and the national currency is the kwanza. Portuguese is its official language, but Bantu and other African languages are also spoken. Angola gained independence from Portugal in 1975.

Angola’s impressive economic growth rate is being driven by its oil sector. Oil production and its supporting activities contribute about 45 per cent of the nation’s gross domestic product and 90 per cent of exports.

Angola’s President is HE Dr José Eduardo dos Santos. It joined OPEC in 2007.

Did you know?

  • Angola’s most important river is the Cuanza, from which the country’s currency derives its name.
  • Angola first produced oil from the Benfica oilfield in the Cuanza Basin in 1955.

Population (million inhabitants) 18.58
Land area (1,000 sq km) 1,248
Population density (inhabitants per sq km) 15
GDP per capita ($) 6,391
GDP at market prices (billion $) 118.72
Value of exports (billion $) 71.95
Value of petroleum exports (billion $) 71.95
Current account balance (billion $) 10.46
Proven crude oil reserves (billion barrels) 9.06
Proven natural gas reserves (billion cu. m.) 275
Crude oil production (1,000 b/d) 1,704
Marketed production of natural gas (billion cu. m.) 0.76
Refinery capacity (1,000 b/d) 38
Output of petroleum products (1,000 b/d) 38.7
Oil demand (1,000 b/d) 94
Crude oil exports (1,000 b/d) 1,663
Exports of petroleum products (1,000 b/d) 25.5
Natural gas exports (billion cu. m.) --

  • b/d (barrels per day)
  • cu. m. (cubic metres)

Source: Annual Statistical Bulletin 2013

  • HE Eng. José Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos

    HE Eng. José Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos

    Minister of Petroleum

    Head of Delegation

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  • Mr. Félix Manuel Ferreira

    Mr. Félix Manuel Ferreira

    Governor for OPEC

  • Mr. Luís Neves

    Mr. Luís Neves

    National Representative