About Angola

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Introduction to Angola

Located on the Atlantic Coast of Southern Africa, between the 5th and 18th parallels, Angola is bordered by Namibia to the South, Zambia to the East and Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa) and Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) to the North.  Angola sits astride the hydrographic basins of the longest river in Western Africa, the Zaire or the Congo (400km) and the longest in Eastern Africa, the Zambeze (2,680Km).

Angola's 1,600Km long Coastline and its Ports make it a natural transshipment point for the entire region of Central and Southern Aftrica.

Angola is comprised of 18 Provinces.  The province of Cabinda is an enclave, the most northern area and forms a small territory separated from the rest of the country by the Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa) and confined to the north and northeast by the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville).

About 65% of the country is at an altitude of between 1,000 and 1,600 metres.