Angola is booming! The oil and diamond-rich country is currently rebuilding atfull swing after suffering from civil war for 27 years since independence fromPortugal in 1975.
Now the country of 19 million is finally at peace and is going through a dramaticrebirth.
The capital, Luanda is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and has apopulation of over 5 million inhabitants.
The city’s streets are now being paved and widened, lots of new businesses areopening up and there is a lot of construction going on all around.
Keep reading for a set of fun and interesting facts about Angola.
Economic growth in 2012 is expected to exceed 7% Angola is very rich innatural resources – The country is the 2nd largest oil and diamond producer insub-Saharan Africa Luanda is known as the “ Paris of Africa” – This title isapparently due to the city’s sophisticated culture and atmosphere Portuguese isthe official language – Other spoken languages include Umbundu, Kimbundu, Kikongo, and Tchokwe Angola gained independence in 1975 – The country gotindependence from Portugal on November 11, 1975.