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National Flag and Anthem

National Flag, Insignia and Anthem


National flag







The National flag has two colours arranged in two bands. The upper ribbon is of ruby-red colour and the lower ribbon is black in colour:

  1. The ruby-red colour: Represents the blood shed by Angolans during the colonial oppression era, the struggle for the national liberation and defence of the homeland.

  2. The black colour represents the African continent

  3. In the center there is composition consisting of a cogwheel; a symbol of the workers and industrial production, a machete; a symbol of the peasantry, agricultural production and armed struggle and a star as a symbol of international solidarity and progress.

  4. The yellow cog wheel symbolizes the country’s wealth.


National Insignia




The Insignia of the Republic of Angola is formed of a cog wheel and sheaves of maize, coffee and cotton, representing the workers and industrial production, the peasants and agricultural production. 

At the foot of the design, an open book representing education and culture, and the rising sun which represents the new country.  In the centre there is a machete and a hoe symbolising work and the start of the liberation struggle. At the top, a star symbolising international solidarity and progress.

In the lower part of the Insignia a golden band with the inscription “Republic of Angola”.


National Anthem

“Angola Avante”

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O Motherland we will never forget 
The Heroes of the 4th of February 
O Motherland we salute your children 
Protected by our independence 
We honor the past, our history 
We build the new man at work 
We honor the past, our history 
We build the new man at work 

Angola forward, Revolution 
By Popular Power 
United homeland, liberty 
One People One Nation

Angola forward, Revolution
By Popular Power 
United homeland, freedom
One People One Nation

Let's lift our voices free
For the Glory of African Peoples
Let's march Angolan fighters
Solidarity with Oppressed Peoples
Proud we will fight for Peace
With the Progressive forces of the world
Proud we will fight for Peace
With the Progressive forces of the world

Angola forward, Revolution
By People's Power
United homeland, freedom
One People One Nation

Angola forward, Revolution
By People's Power
United homeland, freedom
One People One Nation

Country Profile

Country Profile

Official name:                       Republic of Angola
Capital:                                  Luanda
Independence Date:             11 November 1975
Constitution:                          Promulgated on 05 February 2010
Sovereign Institutions:         President of the Republic, National Assembly and the Courts
President of the Republic:   His Excellency João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço
Mandate:                               5 years
Swearing-in Date:                26 September 2017
Political Parties

represented in the

National Assembly:              MPLA, UNITA, CASA-CE, PRS and FNLA

Government System:           Presidential

National Languages:            Cokwe, Fiote, Kikongo, Kimbundu, Nganguela, Nhaneca Humbe, Oshiwambo, Umbundu                              


Official Language:                 Portuguese.
Population:                            31,127.674 million (INE 2020)
Religion:                                 Christianity is the predominant religion.
Currency:                               Kwanza (A0A)

Natural resources:                Petroleum, Diamonds, Iron ore, Phosphates, Copper, Gold, Bauxite and Uranium.
Local Time:                            UTC + 1
Area Code:                             +244
Area:                                      1,246,700 km2

Geographic location

Angola is located on the West Coast of Southern Africa and borders the following countries:

• North and Northeast - Democratic Republic of Congo
• Northwest - Republic of Congo
• East - Republic of Zambia
• South - Republic of Namibia
• West - Atlantic Ocean



There are two seasons in Angola, the rainy season and the dry season. The coldest months of the year are June, July or August. The hottest month varies depending on where we are:

  • In the northern coastal zone, it occurs between March and April;

  • In the central and southern part of the country, it takes place between September and October.

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Administrative division

Angola's political-administrative division is as follows:

• Provinces
• Municipalities
• Communes
• Neighborhoods

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The President

The Government of the Republic of Angola


His Exellency João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço

President of the Republic and 
Commander-in-Chief of the Angolan Armed Forces

Bornito de Sousa Baltazar Diogo​: Vice-President of the Republic 

Auxiliary Organs to the Presidency of the Republic:

Manuel José Nunes Júnior: State Minister for Economic Development:   

Adão Francisco Correia de Almeida: State Minister and Chief of Staff of the Presidency of the Republic

Carolina Cerqueira: State Minister for Social Affairs

Pedro Sebastião: State Minister and Chief of Presidential Security Services

Members of the Cabinet:

João Ernesto dos Santos: Minister of Defence and Homeland Veterans 

Eugénio César Laborinho: Minister of Interior 

Téte António: Minister of External Relations 

Vera Esperança dos Santos Daves de Sousa: Minister of Finance 

Sérgio de Sousa Mendes dos Santos: Minister of Economy and Planning 

Marcy Cláudio Lopes: Minister of Territorial Administration 

Francisco Manuel Monteiro de Queiroz: Minister of Justice and Human Rights 

Teresa Rodrigues Dias: Minister for Public Administration, Labour and Social Security  

António Francisco de Assis: Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries 

Victor Francisco dos Santos Fernandes: Ministry of Industry and Trade/Commerce 

Diamantino Pedro Azevedo: Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas

Manuel Tavares de Almeida: Minister for Public Works and Spatial Planning

João Baptista Borges: Ministry of Water and Energy 

Ricardo Daniel Sandão Queirós Veigas de Abreu: Minister of Transport 

Manuel Gomes da Conceição Homem: Minister of Telecommunications, Information Technology  and Social Communication 

Maria do Rosário Teixeira  de Alva Sequeira Bragança Sambo: Minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation 

Sílvia Paula Valentim Lutucuta: Minister of Health 

Luisa Maria Alves Grilo: Minister of Education 

Jomo Fortunato: Minister of Culture, Tourism and Environment 

Faustina Fernandes Inglês de Almeida Alves: Minister for Social Welfare, Family and Women Empowerment 

Ana Paula Sacramento Neto: Minister of Youth and Sports 

National Assembly

National Assembly and Courts

National Assembly

The National Assembly is the legislative body of the Republic of Angola. It is a unicameral body with 220 Members of Parliament: 130 Members of Parliament (MPs) are elected by single national constituency, and 90 MPs are elected by provincial constituencies.

Founded: 1980
Speaker of the National Assembly: Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos
National Assembly Last Election: 23 August 2017


The Higher Courts of the Republic of Angola are as follows: The Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, The Court of Auditors and the Supreme Military Court. 
•    Manuel Aragão: Judge-Counsellor, President of the Constitutional Court  
•    Joel Leonardo: President of the Supreme Court 

•    Exalgina Gambôa: Judge-Counsellor, President of the Court of Auditors 

•    Gen. António dos Santos Neto: Judge-President of the Supreme Military Court 

There are also other common courts such as the District Courts and the Courts of Appeal.



1 Janeiro
Ano Novo
1 January
New Year’s Day
4 Fevereiro
Início da Luta Armada de Libertação Nacional
4 February
The Start of the Liberation Struggle
16 Fevereiro
16 February
8 Março
Dia Internacional da Mulher
8 March
International Women’s Day
23 Março
Dia da Libertação da África Austral
23 March
Southern Africa Liberation Day
2 Abril
Sexta Feira Santa
2 April
Good Friday
4 Abril
Dia da Paz e Reconciliação Nacional
4 April
Day of Peace and National Reconciliation
5 Abril
Observância do Dia da Paz e Reconciliação Nacional
5 April
Celebration of the Day of Peace and National Reconciliation
1 Maio
Dia do Trabalhador
1 May
Workers’ Day
17 Setembro
Dia do Herói Nacional
17 September
National Hero’s Day
2 Novembro
Dia dos Finados
2 November
Day of the Deceased
11 Novembro
Dia da Independência Nacional
11 November
National Independence Day (Angola’s Day)
25 Dezembro
25 December
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