COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD : ANGOLA

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Travel Information Angola


AFRICA

 

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General Information

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  • CAPITAL Luanda
  • GOVERNMENT Republic, nominally a multiparty democracy with a strong presidential system 
  • CURRENCY kwanza (AOA) 
  • POPULATION 12,127,071 (July 2006 est.) 
  • TOTAL AREA total: 1,246,700km² (water: 0km² land: 1,246,700km²)
  • LANGUAGES Portuguese (official), Bantu and other African languages
  • DECIMAL SYSTEM Angola uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C)
  • TIME ZONE Time zone is UTC+01:00
  • LOCATION Angola is located in Middle Africa

Most popular cities in Angola

  • Luanda – the capital
  • Benguela
  • Huambo
  • Lobito
  • Lubango
  • Namibe
  • Kuito
  • Menongue

Sockets & Plugs

Angola uses 220V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type C.

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Money

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Currency

Angola uses the Angolan kwanza (symbol: Kz), code AOA.

Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 10 kwanza. Kwanza is subdivided into 100 cêntimos. Coins come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 kwanzas and 50 and 10 cêntimo.

ATM’S

Common

Automatic teller machines are common in Angola. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.

You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Communication

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Internet

Internet speed in Angola is on average 2.1 Mbps.

WiFi coverage in Angola is very low. It’s quite hard to find one.

Dial code

+244

To call Angola, dial +, then 244 (the country code for Angola), then the area code and the local number.

Crime

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High crime rate

Angola has a high crime rate . Keep large amounts of money, expensive jewellery, cameras and phones out of sight. Don’t change or withdraw large sums of money in busy public areas including foreign exchange facilities or ATMs. Thieves operate at international airports, and bus and railway stations. Keep your valuables safe and baggage with you at all times. Don’t pick up strangers or stop to help apparently distressed motorists, as this is a technique sometimes used by hijackers.

Pickpocketing/theft

It’s highly recommended to follow security precautions like wearing a money belt, leaving valuables in your hotel room safe or well out of sight, securing your bag, staying vigilant in crowds and steering clear of commotions.

Transport

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Driving license

IDP is required

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is required alongside your original license. IDP can be issued by your local automobile association before you leave home

Rent a car

In order to rent a car:

  • you must be over 25
  • must hold a full license for at least a 1 year
  • almost always have a credit card (Visa & MasterCard are the best)

Alcohol, drugs & prostitution

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Alcohol

Legal

Minimum age to purchase and drink alcohol is 18 years old.

Prostitution

Illegal

Prostitution is illegal (in a way of exchanging sex for money). Brothels are illegal.

Drugs

Cannabis is illegal & criminalized

Drugs (including cannabis/marijuana) are illegal & criminalized which means you are risking jail time with other penalties (fine, community service, rehabilitation) if you are caught.

Other

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Emergency numbers

  • Police 113
  • Ambulance 112
  • Fire department 115

Vaccinations

Vaccinations listed are recommended

The following vaccinations listed for this country are recommended for your protection and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

  • Typhoid fever
  • Hepatitis A
  • Yellow Fever

These apply only to select travelers or persons on work assignments.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies

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SOURCE & MORE INFORMATION: thebasetrip.com

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