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Angola, Officially known as the Republic of Angola is a country in South-Central Africa. The country is a former Portuguese colony

Economically Angola has good reserves of Minerals and Petroleum. Agriculture also forms another major industry in Angola

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionAfrica
Capital CityLuanda
Government Typepresidential republic
Official LanguagesPortuguese
CurrencyAngolan kwanza, AOA
Phone Code +244
Important CitiesHuambo (Nova Lisboa), Lubango (Sá da Bandeira), Kuito (Bié, Silva Porto), Malanje (Malange), Lobito, Benguela, Uíge (Uije, Carmona, Vila Marechal Carmona), Moçâmedes, Luena (Lwena, Luso, Vila Luso), Saurimo(Henrique de Carvalho), Soyo (Santo António do Zaire), Sumbe (Novo Redondo), N'dalatando (Vila Salazar), Caála (Kaala, Kahala, Robert Williams, Vila Robert Williams), Cubal
National DayIndependence Day (Nov-11)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking177
Primary IndustriesPetrolium,Diamonds,Iron
Major ExportsMineral fuels, mineral oils , Natural or cultured pearls, precious, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, Wood and articles , Beverages, spirits and vinegar, malt, starches, inulin and wheat gluten, Fish and crustaceans, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, Electrical machinery and equipment, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone,
Major Exports to IndiaPharmaceutical products, Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Plastics and articles thereof, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, Vehicles other than railway , Electrical machinery and equipment , Cereals, Meat and edible meat offal, Beverages, spirits and vinegar, Preparations of cereals, flour, starch
Major ImportsMineral fuels, mineral oils , Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, Ships, boats and floating structures, Electrical machinery and equipment , Vehicles other than railway , Plastics and articles thereof, Cereals, Meat and edible meat offal, Articles of iron or steel, Animal or vegetable fats, Printed books, newspapers, pictures,
Major Imports from IndiaMineral fuels, mineral oils , Natural or cultured pearls, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, Articles of iron or steel, Pharmaceutical products, Electrical machinery and equipment , Salt, sulphur, earths , Wood and articles of wood, Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions,
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Trade Agreements with IndiaIndia´s imports from Angola registered considerable growth from US$ 4242.79 million (2009-2010) to US$ 7157 million (2012-13). However, in 2015-2016, it declined to US $ 2767 million wing to decline in oil prices. In 2017-18 it has increased to US$ 4324 million. On the other hand, India`s exports to Angola decreased from US$ 675 million (2010-2011) to US$ 155 million 2016-17) mainly due to general import curbs arising from the forex problem. In 2017-18 it increased to US$ 235 million. India is the 3rd largest trading partner sharing about 10% of Angola´s external trade mainly on account of bulk crude oil purchase. India’s corporate sector looks at Angola as a land of opportunity. There have been visit by a number of private business delegations, including those organized by CII in November 2013 and FICCI in May 2014, to Angola.
Bordering NationsDemocratic Republic of the congo, Zambia, Namibia
Member ofOrganization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC), ( African Union), ( Community of Portuguese Language Countries), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Ms Pratibha Parkar
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of India
No. 47,Commandante Nzaji Street,Alvalade, Luanda
Email: amb.luanda@mea.gov.in
Phone: 00-244-941564851 / 941564887 / 941565957 / 941566132 / 931521458
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mr. Manuel Eduardo dos Santos e Silva Bravo
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of the Republic of Angola
5, Poorvi Marg, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi,Delhi (NCT)-110057
Email: angolaembassyindia@gmail.com
Phone: 91-11-26146195,26146197

 

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