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Territory in southwest Africa, nominally ruled since 2010 by the República de Angola

Angola, officially the Republic of Angola (Portuguese: República de Angola, Kikongo, Kimbundu and Umbundu: Repubilika ya Ngola), is a west-coast country of south-central Africa. It is the seventh-largest country in Africa, bordered by Namibia to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Zambia to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Angola has an exclave province, the province of Cabinda that borders the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The capital and largest city of Angola is Luanda.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 12.5° S — Longitude: 18.5° E

Area: 1,246,700 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: AO

Measures of Freedom

Angola | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 24, Political Rights: 6, Civil Liberties: 6
President José Eduardo dos Santos and his party, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), retained tight control over the political system and significantly restricted civil liberties during 2015. The drop in global oil prices damaged Angola's economy and state budget, which are heavily dependent on oil exports. The government was forced to adopt unpopular measures such as eliminating fuel subsidies and restricting the use of credit cards, stoking social unrest.
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2021
2019: 6.09, Rank: 129, Personal Freedom: 6.5, Economic Freedom: 5.5
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 5.08, Rank: 154

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Angola" as of 20 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.