President of the Republic of Angola
COMMERCIAL REPRESENTATION OF ANGOLA TO THE US
Angola - USA Trade
Jose Eduardo dos Santos
Angola is a multi-party democracy with a presidential regime. The current President is Jose Eduardo dos Santos. The Vice-President is Engº Manuel Vicente. The executive consists of a board of Ministers appointed by the President of the Republic. The National Assembly has 220 seats and its members are elected by proportional vote for a term of four years.
Angola’s economy slowed in 2013 due to the weak performance of the oil sector but the non-oil economy has expanded rapidly. Real GDP grew 4.4%, slightly less than the growth rate of 5.1% estimated in 2012, reflecting lower oil prices and the weak performance of major trading partners of Angola. The non-oil GDP growth reached 6.3%.
Luanda is the capital of the country and is located on the Atlantic coast. Luanda is the Administrative and economic centre of the country, containing the largest airport and Porto, with a population of about 5 million inhabitants. The capital Luanda is the most populous city followed by Benguela, Huambo, Huila and Bie, making them the principal cities in Angola.
Angola is a country rich in mineral resources, which include oil, natural gas, diamonds, phosphates, mica, lead, silver, iron, copper, magnesium, gold and ornamental rocks, etc.
The country’s main industries are related to the mining diamond and oil industry, in particular.
Angola is the third largest economy in Sub-Saharan Africa, it is the second largest oil producer in the region.
Angola is located in Southern Africa with a total area of 1,246,700 Square kilometer; it is slightly twice the size of Texas with the following geographical data:
Surface: 1,246,700 km2;
Extension of the Atlantic coast: 1,650 Km;
Land borders: 4,837 Km;
Countries bordering the North: Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Countries bordering the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Zambia;
Countries bordering the South: Republic of Namibia;
West: Atlantic Ocean
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