Text Version
RSS Feeds
Newsletter
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  SERVICES
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -Newsletter
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
 -
 -
Backgrounder: Basic facts about Angola
+ -
10:08, July 03, 2008

 Related News
 Ghana Satellites wallop Panthers of Angola 5-1
 Angola to host Second African Congress on Roads
 Angola calls for attention to conflicts in SADC region
 Angola to hold int'l foods, beverages fair
 Angola, Portugal to cooperate in timber industry
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
He Guoqiang, top anti-graft official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), will pay a friendly visit to Angola from July 3-6.

He is a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and secretary of the CPC's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

The following are some key facts about the sub-Saharan country in southwest Africa.

Bordering Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on the south, Zambia on the west, Namibia on the north and the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Angola covers a land area of 1,246,700square km with a population of some 13.1 million.

Portuguese is the official language, but Umbundu, Kimbundu, Kikongo, Tchokwe and Ovambo are the national languages.

As Portugal's colony, the Angolans struggled for independence in the 1950s.

In 1975, Angola declared independence after the People's Liberation Movement of Angola (MPLA), the Angolan National Liberation Front (FNLA) and the National Union for Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) reached agreements with the Portuguese government.

After independence, the country was plunged into a 27-year civil war, which was brought to an end in April 2002 when the Angolan government signed a truce deal with UNITA.

Angola is rich in resources, such as crude oil, natural gas, diamond, iron, copper, gold, quartz and marble. Oil is the mainstay of Angola's economy.

Coffee, sugar cane, cotton, sisal and peanuts are Angola's major cash crops, while maize, cassava, rice, wheat and peas are the country's main agricultural crops.

Angola established diplomatic ties with China on Jan. 12, 1983.Bilateral trade volume reached 14.1 billion U.S. dollars in 2007.

Source:Xinhua



  Your Message:   Most Commented:
Obama Phenomenon in U.S.
"Nonviolence" in the mouth of "Dalai Lama"
Dalai clique is chief criminal of violent crimes
Central authorities to meet Dalai's representatives in early July
Diplomat: Tibet issue not about human rights

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90855/6441307.pdf