Form of government : Presidentialist Republic
Administrative organization : 18 provinces
Topography: Highest point: Morro de Moco (2,620 m) Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (0 m)
Official language: Portuguese. Several regional languages are spoken, such as Kikongo, Mutombo, Chokwe, Quimbundo and Umbundu
Religion: Indigenous (ethnic religions) 47%, Catholics 38%, Protestants 15%
Angola has a huge potential for tourism development, and the Angolan Government created the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism to boost this important area. The charms of Angola are numerous and diversified, since, an unusual natural magnificence is combined with fabulous cuisine, not forgetting its ethnic wealth, which are excellent conditions for the development of the tourism sector.
As a result, Angola’s resources allow the development of environmental tourism, rural tourism, agrotourism, coastal tourism or eco-tourism. It may seem excessively optimistic to talk about tourism in a country that has just come out of a civil war, with its infrastructure destroyed, but that is exactly what makes Angola a particularly interesting case for this sector. In addition to the areas that are difficult to reach in the interior of the country, there are many areas that already offer interesting possibilities for investment in the tourism sector. Of course, it is also a tourism oriented to an entrepreneurial market and less demanding in terms of comfort. The virgin territory is very suitable for ecological tourism, sustainable, respectful of the environment,
Three examples of investment in the tourism sector: the tropical beaches between Luanda and Benguela, with enchanting panoramas and within reach of the contemporary tourist; the Namibe desert (which marks the beginning of the nameless desert Namibia), as beautiful as Namibia in terms of natural beauties and cultural interest; the breathtaking mountains of the Huila Plateau.