Angola Essay, Research Paper
Angola is located in southern Africa, boarding the South Atlantic Ocean and is between Namibia and Democratic republic of the Congo. The area is 1,246,700sq km. For size comparative Angola is less than twice the size of Texas. For the geographic coordinates they are 12 30 s 18 30 E. The coastline is 1,600km long. The highest point in elevation is Morro de Moco witch is 2,620 miles high.
The population of Angola is 11,177,537. The Capital and its largest city is Luanda witch has 2,000,000 people. Some other large and main cities are Huambo that has 400,000 people and one more main city is Lubango, 105,000. The birth rate is 43.1/1000; infant mortality rate is 129.2/1000; density per sq. mi: 23
The climate in the south and along the coast to Luanda; north has cool but dry seasons. (May to October)
And hot, rainy seasons. (November to April)
The land use age 25% is arable land 0% is used for permanent crops than the most of the land is forests and woodlands witch is 47% and than other is 32% and than Irrigated land is 750 sq km (1993). One of a natural hazard is locally heavy rainfall and that causes break up and
Some of the problems are this: overuse of pastures and flooding on the plateau and mountains. later soil; erosion attributable to population pressures; deforestation of the tropical rain forest; soil erosion contributing to the water pollution in rivers and dams; not enough supplies of potable water.
They speak in Angola either speak Portuguese witch is their official language or they could speak Bantu. The religions are Indigenous beliefs (47%) they could be Roman Catholic (38%) or they could be Protestant (15%). Roman Churches are held on Sunday mornings and there is also Sunday school offered for the children. Their Population growth rate is 2.84% witch means their age structure is
0-12 years: 45% (male 2,545,006; females 2,473,732) and than 15-64 years: 52% (male 2,938,178; female 2,909,844) the last one is 65+ 3% (male 143,074; female 167,703).
Angola?s per capita is the worlds lowest! Subsistence agriculture provides the main living hood for 85% of Angola?s people. Oil production and the supporting activities are vital to the economy.
Angola?s food must be imported. And its rich resources such as gold, diamonds, extensive forests, Atlantic fisheries, arable land, and large oil deposits. Some of Angola?s industries are petroleum, iron ore, phosphates, feldspar, uranium, and brewing.
Angola?s has many highways, which are their main source transportation. All their high ways equal out to 76,626 km long. And their Railroads that they also get around by are equal to 2,952 km long. One more way of getting around for the Angolan people is flying they own 252 airports.
Travel Information for American?s
A visa is requited and must be obtained in advance for travel to Angola. People who do not have a visa are targeted as a criminal and may be arrested. Travelers whose international immunization cards do not show inoculation against yellow fever and cholera will get vaccinations and/ or fines. Medical facilities are virtually non-existent throughout Angola. And Most medicines are not available in Angola eather. If you are caught black-marketing you will also be arrested. Travelers should beware of the bandits and the landmines that are located in Angola.
Lightweight suits appropriated for business meetings. The south and the central plateau in the coastal region from may to September can be cool at night. So traverls should were warm clothes at night.
Ever since the civil war procedures have got really tight here in Angola. Travelers should carry identity papers with them. We also suggest that you keep copies of important documents in a separate place or even a safe. We would like to warn you are street crime is not a major problem in Angola, but armed robberies and attacks on travelers on road outside the main centers have recently increased. One more thing walking around at late hours of the night is not suggested cause car jacking; especially on foreigners is a new problem here in Angola. All motorists should stop at nighttime police checkpoints if so ordered by them.
Military soldiers patrol City streets and police who do carry automatic weapons around on them at all times. You should not challenge the police or the soldiers cause they are unpredictable. Some times even the police and the military soldiers participate in shakedowns and carjacking, and even murder.
Well I hope you enjoyed my report on Angola and their community, people, and their geographic features.