Top Ten Angolan Attractions

Top Ten Angolan Attractions

       Angola is a country in south-central Africa bordered by Namibia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia and the Atlantic Ocean with Luanda as its capital city. The Portuguese were present in some, mostly coastal, points of the territory of what is now Angola, from the 16th to the 19th century, interacting in diverse ways with the peoples that lived there. In the 19th century they slowly and hesitantly began to establish themselves in the interior. Angola as a Portuguese colony was not established before the end of the 19th century, and “effective occupation,” as required by the Berlin Conference (1884) was achieved in the 1920’s as with most African colonies. After independence,Angola was the scene of an intense civil war from 1975 to 2002. The country has vast mineral and petroleum reserves; however, its life expectancy and infant mortality rates are both among the worst-ranked in the world.

  1. Luanda


    Luanda, formerly named São Paulo da Assunção de Loanda, is the capital and largest city of Angola. Located on Angola’s coast with the Atlantic Ocean, Luanda is both Angola’s chief seaport and administrative center and has a population of at least 5 million (2008). It is also the capital city of Luanda Province. The city is currently undergoing a major reconstruction, with many large developments taking place that will alter the cityscape significantly.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luanda,
  2. Kalendula Waterfalls

    Description:
    Links: Top Ten Waterfalls,
  3. Tazua Falls, Rio Cuango

    Description:
    Links: Top Ten Waterfalls,
  4. Links: Attractions, African Attractions, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angola,