Angola :: Angola
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Angola covers an area of 1,246,620 km2, and is bordered on the west coast by the Atlantic Ocean, to the north is the Democratic Republic of Congo, to the south, Namibia and to the east Zambia.
The capital city being Luanda. Common illnesses include rabies, cholera, malaria, HIV and tuberculosis. Angola has one of the world's lowest life expectancies, and one of the highest infant mortality rates. Angola's economy has grown from the after effects of a civil war to being of the 2nd fastest growing economies in Africa and one of the fastest worldwide. Petroleum and diamonds are produced on a large scale. It offers great opportunities for investors in various sectors.
The native African language is Mbundu, but Portuguese is spoken as a first language by 60% of the population. Christianity is practised, as well as traditional indigenous religions. Education is compulsory and free in Angola, but during the Angolan Civil War many schools were destroyed, leaving the country with education facility problems and non-attendance at schools.
The climate is very rainy from October to April, and then very from May to September. Angola's natural beauty is attracting tourists worldwide, which varies from beaches, waterfalls, rivers to humid forestlands and woods.
There are many national parks that can be visited.
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