Benguela is the most loving city and best tourist destination located in Angola. The international railways are also located nearby the place. It becomes the main center of attraction for tourists

Angola has been inhabited since the Paleolithic Age. Its formation as a nation-state originates from Portuguese colonisation, which initially began with coastal settlements and trading posts founded in the 16th century. In the 19th century, European settlers gradually began to establish themselves in the interior.

This city is one of the richest oil-rich city in Angola. It has been marred somewhat by the shooting of the Togo national football team. In the middle of the Africa Cup of Nations in 2010, It is also rather a difficult place to obtain a visa to visit. the city and province in Angola have some exceptional spots worth visiting. In this city, you see M’Buco-M’Buadi Cemetery houses. Cabinda has a long-range of marvelous sculptures. You will find here ruins of a 16th Century cathedral and the forest reserve of Kakongo
The Portuguese colony that became Angola did not have its present borders until the early 20th century, owing to resistance by native groups such as the Cuamato, the Kwanyama and the Mbunda. (Wikipedia)
Lobito is a small town situated near Benguela. Lobito is the most important part of the export and the tourist economy. The port and coastline here are popular with anglers trying to land a whopping Giant Tarpon. It can weigh up to 200 lbs.
Country Profile 
Republic of Angola
República de Angola  (Portuguese

  • Virtus Unita Fortior  (Latin)
  • (English: “Virtue is stronger when united”)
Anthem: “Angola Avante

and largest city
8°50′S 13°20′E
Official languages Portuguese
National languages
Ethnic groups


Government Unitary dominant-party presidential constitutional republic
• President João Lourenço
• Vice President Bornito de Sousa
Legislature National Assembly
• Independence from Portugal, under Communist rule 11 November 1975
• United Nations full membership 22 November 1976
• Current constitution 21 January 2010
• Total
1,246,700 km2 (481,400 sq mi) (22nd)
• Water (%)
• 2020 estimate
31,127,674[2] (46th)
• 2014 census
• Density
24.97/km2 (64.7/sq mi) (157th)
GDP (PPP) 2019 estimate
• Total
$213.034 billion[4] (64th)
• Per capita
$6,878[4] (107th)
GDP (nominal) 2019 estimate
• Total
$64.480 billion[4] (61st)
• Per capita
$2,080[4] (91st)
Gini (2018) 51.3
Currency Kwanza (AOA)
Time zone UTC+1 (WAT)
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Driving side right
Calling code +244
ISO 3166 code AO
Internet TLD .ao
The Huambo is a city which sees much of dry and tropical region. It is the best city to visit in Angola. Tourists come here to adventure and exciting fun. Mining is the main activity of the region. Canoeing, rappelling, etc. are some of the fun sports activities in Huambo
According to Britannica,  Angola is located in southwestern Africa.  The country takes in a broad variety of landscapes, including the semidesert Atlantic littoral bordering Namibia’s “Skeleton Coast,” the sparsely populated rainforest interior, the rugged highlands of the south, the Cabinda exclave in the north, and the densely settled towns and cities of the northern coast and north-central river valleys.
Luanda is a modern city located in Angola and it overlooks the Altantic Ocean. There are many sea ports present in this city where the ships halt but the city is over populated because of which it has to bear with a lot of traffic. But, the charms and uniqueness of the city can never fade away
The capital and commercial centre is Luanda, a large port city on the northern coast that blends Portuguese-style colonial landmarks with traditional African housing styles and modern industrial complexes.
Angola is the world’s twenty-third largest country – comparable in size to Mali, or twice the size of France or of Texas. It lies mostly between latitudes 4° and 18°S, and longitudes 12° and 24°E. It borders Namibia to the south, Zambia to the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north-east and the South Atlantic Ocean to the west.
The coastal exclave of Cabinda in the north has borders with the Republic of the Congo to the north and with the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south.
Iona National Park
The Iona National Park holds the best species of plants and animals that one can ever see. The Springbok, The Ostrich, are some of the indigenous species that you can find in the park. These are the best places in Angola which should be visited at least once in a lifetime.
Angola had a 2018 Forest Landscape Integrity Index mean score of 8.35/10, ranking it 23rd globally out of 172 countries.
The country is blessed with  diamonds, oil, gold, copper and rich wildlife (which was dramatically depleted during the civil war), forest and fossil fuels. Since independence, oil and diamonds have been the most important economic resource. Smallholder and plantation agriculture dramatically dropped in the Angolan Civil War, but began to recover after 2002.
As Wikipedia report, Angola’s economy has in recent years moved on from the disarray caused by a quarter-century of Angolan civil war to become the fastest-growing economy in Africa and one of the fastest-growing in the world, with an average GDP growth of 20% between 2005 and 2007. In the period 2001–10, Angola had the world’s highest annual average GDP growth, at 11.1%.
Fish calulu or Calulu de peixe is a signature Angolan and Sao Tome fish stew with different vegetables, typically cooked in palm oil. Calulu de peixe is rich in different flavours and spices, and is hailed as one of the most popular Angolan dishes
In 2004, the Exim Bank of China approved a $2 billion line of credit to Angola, to be used for rebuilding Angola’s infrastructure, and to limit the influence of the International Monetary Fund there.
China is Angola’s biggest trade partner and export destination as well as the fourth-largest source of imports. Bilateral trade reached $27.67 billion in 2011, up 11.5% year-on-year. China’s imports, mainly crude oil and diamonds, increased 9.1% to $24.89 billion while China’s exports to Angola, including mechanical and electrical products, machinery parts and construction materials, surged 38.8%.The oil glut led to a local price for unleaded gasoline of £0.37 a gallon.
Benguela is the most loving city and best tourist destination located in Angola. The international railways are also located nearby the place. It becomes the main center of attraction for tourists
The Economist reported in 2008 that diamonds and oil make up 60% of Angola’s economy, almost all of the country’s revenue and all of its dominant exports. Growth is almost entirely driven by rising oil production which surpassed 1.4 million barrels per day (220,000 m3/d) in late 2005 and was expected to grow to 2 million barrels per day (320,000 m3/d) by 2007. Control of the oil industry is consolidated in Sonangol Group, a conglomerate owned by the Angolan government. In December 2006, Angola was admitted as a member of OPEC.
The city of Lubango has 256,713 inhabitants, and is the capital of Angola’s Huila Province. The city was established as a settlement in 1885 by Portuguese settlers from the Madeira Islands. The settlement was renamed Sá da Bandeira and developments elevated it to city status. Agricultural and transportation activities propelled the city to prominence until the civil war, after it was renamed Lubango in independent Angola. Lubango is still an important agricultural center for products such as vegetables, tobacco, and fruits. The city is served by a railway and an airport and has enjoyed economic growth in recent years.
According to the Heritage Foundation, a conservative American think tank, oil production from Angola has increased so significantly that Angola now is China’s biggest supplier of oil. “China has extended three multibillion dollar lines of credit to the Angolan government; two loans of $2 billion from China Exim Bank, one in 2004, the second in 2007, as well as one loan in 2005 of $2.9 billion from China International Fund Ltd.”
Angolan culture has been heavily influenced by Portuguese culture, especially in language and religion, and the culture of the indigenous ethnic groups of Angola, predominantly Bantu culture.
Muamba de Galinha is one of the most popular Angolan foods. In fact, it is often dubbed the country’s national dish. It translates to Chicken in Muamba (palm oil) sauce, as it is a chicken stew with palm oil, tomatoes, butternut squash, and okra. Palm oil is a popular base in West African stews given its vibrant red color and distinct flavor that enhances the taste of whatever you cook with it.
The diverse ethnic communities—the Ovimbundu, Ambundu, Bakongo, Chokwe, Mbunda and other peoples—to varying degrees maintain their own cultural traits, traditions and languages, but in the cities, where slightly more than half of the population now lives, a mixed culture has been emerging since colonial times; in Luanda, since its foundation in the 16th century.
In this urban culture, Portuguese heritage has become more and more dominant. African roots are evident in music and dance and is moulding the way in which Portuguese is spoken. This process is well reflected in contemporary Angolan literature, especially in the works of Angolan authors.
If you ride 70km south from Luanda, you will find a city named Parque Nacional de Kissama, in short Kissama. This city is only is known for a National park. It is a wildlife sanctuary that has utilized stunning natural settings to protect and preserve many African wildlife species
In 2014, Angola resumed the National Festival of Angolan Culture after a 25-year break. The festival took place in all the provincial capitals and lasted for 20 days, with the theme ”Culture as a Factor of Peace and Development.

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