A coastal African nation of approximately 15 million people, Angola is experiencing remarkable economic growth, as can be measured by overall increase in GDP (averaging 17–22% growth per year), per–capita income, and consumer spending. This economic prosperity is joined by Angola’s young and growing populace, with a rising middle class of teens and 20–somethings driving new demand for entertainment.Luanda: A Center of Culture
The capital city of Luanda—Angola’s largest, most cosmopolitan city—is a thriving hub of commerce, transportation and government with 4 million citizens. Angola’s rising affluence has made Luanda the most expensive city in the world for expatriates, and the market for entertainment is particularly ripe.
- Home to Estádio da Cidadela, Angola’s main stadium, with a total seating capacity of 60,000.
- Home to most of Angola’s educational institutions, including the private Catholic University of Angola and the public University of Agostinho Neto.
- Location of Angola’s international airport, and largest centre of hotels and business conventions.
- Due to the strong Portuguese influence, Angolans celebrate Carnival, a multi–day festival similar to that celebrated by Brazil.
To learn more about Angola, please visit any of the following sites:Embassy of the Republic of Angola
Africa Travel Magazine: Angola Travel – Tourism
Luanda on Wikipedia
Angola in OPEC