Official name: Republic of Angola
Area: 1,246,700 sq. km
Official languages: Portuguese
Other languages: Kimbundu, Umbundu, Kikongo, Tchokwe and other African languages
Population: 22.1 million (World Bank est., 2014)
Religions: Christians (90%), Indigenous beliefs (10%)
Independence day: 11 November 1975 from Portugal
Structure of Government:
Executive Power: The President of the Republic is both Chief of State and Head of Government. The President is elected by absolute majority popular vote for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term).
Legislative: Unicameral Parliament, also called the National Assembly with 220 seats. All the parliamentarians are elected by proportional vote to serve 5-year terms.
Judicial: The Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the Court of Auditors and the Supreme Military Court are the highest courts. Provincial and municipal courts are all subordinate courts.
Foreign policy: Angola is a member state of the ACP, AU, CPLP, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDA, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, MIGA, NAM, OPEC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, Union Latina, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WMO, WTO, Legis-PALOP and others.
GDP: 131.4 billion USD (World Bank 2014 est.)
Main economic resources: crude oil, diamonds, iron ore, phosphates, feldspar, bauxite, uranium, and gold, bananas, sugarcane, coffee, sisal, corn, cotton, tobacco products, sugar, etc.
Civil legal system based on Portuguese civil law.
International: United Nations Treaty Series Online Collection.
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