Unveiling the hidden treasures: Angola



Location of Angola

Facts about Angola

Capital: Luanda

Official language: Portuguese

Population: 18.5 million

Size: 23rd in world. Twice the size of Texas, five times the area of the United Kingdom.

Currency: (Angolan) kwanza

Why should tourists visit this great nation?

If you embrace Latin culture, exploring this nation can be worthwhile.

The building structures are rare compared to other African countries. It can make for great sightseeing. The capital city of Luanda has architecture reminiscent of Lisbon’s rather than London’s, with orange thatched roofs and a distinct Latin flavor.

The nation has widespread topography, The country has desert, rainforest, canyon formations, savannahs, plateaus, and 1600 km of coastline. Many beaches are virtually virgin, especially in the province of Benguela and the islet of Mussulo off the coast of Luanda.

In the extreme north of the country is the Congo rainforest, while in the Namibe province — easily accessible by car coming from Lubango (and you get to drive on Serra da Leba) — you’ll find the Namib desert, with its prehistoric cave paintings, rock structures, and safaris. Source: [http://matadornetwork.com]

What are the hidden treasures of this nation that the world needs to know?

Something I recently discovered is that this nation is the birthplace of Capoeira and Samba.

Semba is an indigenous style of music. Belonging to the same family as Brazilian Samba but distinct from that genre, Semba is the predecessor to a variety of music styles originating in Africa. Three of the most famous of these are Samba itself, which was created by Angolan slaves, Kizomba, and Kuduro.



Read more on Angola being the origin of Capoeira

Why should someone invest in this nation?

Oil is the backbone of the economy. This sector makes up over 90% of the Country’s exports. Investing in oil companies could be worthwhile.

The country also enjoys a considerable agricultural potential having a climate, soil, and topography appropriate for modern and large scale agricultural production of a wide range of crops. Thus, the country’s underground is immensely rich with minerals including oil, diamonds, gold, and iron ores.

Furthermore, the country has an important hydropower, forest, and fishery potential.

What makes this nation unique?

The natives love to have a good time, and are very sociable. They love their guests, and respect people.

The nation is very artistic, with an extremely rich music and dance culture.

I like a particular artist called Eduardo Paim. He mixes zouk perfectly in his music.

Check out the playlist on the top right hand corner to discover great Angolan music.

The country has an electric beat called Kuduro which is very popular now. A couple of years ago, talented music artist, M.I.A. explored this wonderful music.

Not only is the country beautiful, but also the people. Recently, Leila Lopes was crowned Miss Universe.

Read about Leila's special day

During the contest she said,"As Miss Angola I've already done a lot to help my people," Lopes said. "I've worked with various social causes. I work with poor kids, I work in the fight against HIV. I work to protect the elderly and I have to do everything that my country needs ... I think now as Miss Universe I will be able to do much more."

If you have anything positive to say about the Angolan people and their beautiful nation, feel free to share below. Unveiling the hidden treasures of Africa is team work.

Do not forget to read information from other people below. There is a good article on oil.

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