Best Guide on Angola – 2021
- Flag of Angola is actually pretty Interesting.
- The colors black and red black representing Africa red representing the blood of those who fought for Angola and in the middle is the angle an emblem.
- The emblem is a machete with half a cogwheel positioned in a way that somewhat imitates the old former USSR’s flag of the hammer and sickle the machete representing peasantry and agriculture the half cogwheel representing industry and a star on top representing the progress of the country all colored yellow to represent the wealth of the nation.
- Angola is located on the western coast of the southern part of Africa bordering the Atlantic Ocean on the west bordered by four other countries.
- Angola has bordered by three other countries.
- In the north there is that one little small province, The little small sliver of land barely larger than the size of Delaware is so important to the Angolan country due to the fact that it produces and contains over 60 percent of Angola as oil reserves now this small little piece of land touches the Republic of Congo making it the fourth country that technically borders Angola.
- Angola is a coastal country but it doesn’t really have many coastal islands it only has about two islands and the north which operates as a administrative town that manages the logistics of the oil companies in Angola.
- The capital of Angola is Luanda which is an African architectural wonder mostly built off of the oil industry money that Angola thrives off of a large portion of their everyday amenities have been imported.
- Angola has a lot of different kinds of landscapes in the north and northeast.
- we can see a lot of tropical jungles and rainforests in the center area you can find lots of flat plateaus and savannas the further east you go you find a lot of dry hills and mountains and the further south you go along the coast you will find desert lands and dry arid landscapes when you go to the Mojito province and the east side you see this leaf shaped pattern from satellite images and that’s actually a really intricately widely disbursed section of rivers.
- Angola slants is actually very rich in resources and has huge potential for land cultivation and actually at one point during Portuguese colonization Angola actually used to produce almost every single major crop except for wheat and had a huge coffee banana and maize export sector.
- Right now agriculture is at a very small fraction, they only produce about 1% of the coffee exports that they used to prior to 1975 the problem is that.
- Angola has about 22 million people with conservative estimates and there are three main people groups.
- About 2% of the population is mestizo or mixed between black and white also about 1% of the population is European mostly Portuguese and surprisingly about 1% of the population is also Chinese in the past few decades China has actually had a huge influx of immigrants come to Angola.
- Angola had absolutely no ties to China prior to 1975 just a few decades ago.
- The official language of Angola is actually Portuguese due to the fact that Angola was a Portuguese colony for over 400 years until 1975.
- Angola was kind of like the Korean War and the Vietnam War in which it was a proxy war in large part affected by the Cold War where the Soviets took over one side and the Western alliances to vote for the other side however it’s interesting because in this war China actually took the side against the Soviets that made the Angolan Civil War one of the few times that the US and China actually fought alongside of each other for a common cause eventually the MPLA won or the Soviet backed up side.
- In the 90s Angola dropped the whole communist and adopted more of a US and Western friendly government style.
- Angola has tie with the former Soviet Union nations.
- China still holds on and has huge ties to Angola diplomatically and economically, to this day Angola has just surpassed Saudi Arabia as China’s number one oil exporter and in return China has been investing tons back into angola.
- Angola has gone through more shifts and changes in the past 40 years than it ever has in its entire history.
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