Is Angola communist

Angola

Angola is a country in southwest Africa. It is almost four times the size of Germany, but Germany has four times as many inhabitants. The capital is Luanda with almost seven million inhabitants. In the north on the Atlantic lies the small province of Cabinda. It also belongs to Angola, but is outside the actual country and is therefore an exclave.

Angola is in the tropics. While a lot of rain falls in the north and on the coast, the southwest is very dry and rather desert-like. In between there is a highland. Angola has a young population with many children and adolescents. The official language is Portuguese. Many native languages ​​are also spoken. Half of the people are Catholics, but there are also many supporters of free churches.

The name of the country comes from the title "Ngola", which the kings of Ndongo carried. They ruled over one of the many empires in the Congo River area. It went down in the 16th century. At that time, the Portuguese landed on the coast and took possession of these empires. Angola was a Portuguese colony until the state became independent in 1975.

Immediately afterwards a bloody civil war began. Communist groups fought groups that sided with the West during the Cold War. The communist side was stronger, but the war didn't end until 2002. Since then, the former opponents of the war have participated in democracy. However, there is still a lot of corruption in politics.

Because of the civil war, there is little industry in Angola. However, the country has rich petroleum deposits as well as diamonds and minerals that are mined in the northeast. Angola is one of the countries that sell a lot of oil abroad, that is, export it. A large part of the population works in agriculture. They raise cattle and goats and cultivate fields. However, this is not enough for nutrition, so many foods have to be imported into the country.


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