Facts & Figures

Country: Republic of Angola

Population: 19.6 million (UN, 2011)

Capital: Luanda

Area: 1,246,700 sq km (481,354 sq miles)

Main languages: Portuguese (official), local languages (e.g. Umbundu, Kimbundu, Kikongo)

Main religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs

Life expectancy: 51 (WHO, 2011)

Literacy Rate: Adult [15+] 70%, Youth [15-24] 73% (UNESCO, 2010)

Urban Population (% of total): 60% (UN, 2012)

Population under 18 years: 11.3 million (UNICEF, 2011)

Child mortality: 158 children in every 1,000 likely to die before 5 years (WHO, 2011)

Child nutrition: 15.6% of children below 5 years underweight (WHO, 2012)

Number of children (0-17) who have lost one/both parents: 1.3 million (UNICEF, 2011)