Capital: Luanda

Population: 22,565,986 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Angolan Kwanza (AOA)

Official Language: Portuguese

Unofficial Languages: Bantu, and other African languages

Main Religions: Christianity, and other Indigenous beliefs

Ethnic Groups: Kimbundu, Ovimbundu, Bakongo, Mestico (mixed European and Native African), European, and others

Largest Cities: Luanda, Huambo, Lobito, Benguela, Lucapa

Main Sport: Football

Political System: Multiparty Presidential Regime

National Holidays (2016):

New Year (January 1)

Begin of the Armed Fight for National Liberation (February 4)

Carnival (February 17)

International Women’s Day (March 8)

Good Friday (March 25)

Peace Day (April 4)

May Day (May 1)

National Hero Day (September 17)

All Souls’ Day (November 2)

Independence Day (November 11)

Christmas Day (December 25)