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Angola: Geography#

LocationSouthern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Namibia and Democratic Republic of the Congo
Geographic Coordinates12 30 S, 18 30 E -12.5,18.5
Area total: 1,246,700 sq km
land: 1,246,700 sq km
water: 0 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 5,369 km
border countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,646 km (of which 225 km is the boundary of discontiguous Cabinda Province), Republic of the Congo 231 km, Namibia 1,427 km, Zambia 1,065 km
Coastline1,600 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Morro de Moco 2,620 m
Highest MountainsAs there is no entry in Wolfram we are listing mountain list of Geonames only:
According to Geonames: Moco 2620 m; Lupangue 2554 m; Monte Ungungi 2511 m; Senha 2494 m; Vavele 2479 m

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Important Mountains
Terrainnarrow coastal plain rises abruptly to vast interior plateau
Natural Hazardslocally heavy rainfall causes periodic flooding on the plateau
Natural Resourcepetroleum, diamonds, iron ore, phosphates, copper, feldspar, gold, bauxite, uranium
Land Usearable land: 3.29%
permanent crops: 0.23%
other: 96.48% (2011)
Climatesemiarid in south and along coast to Luanda; north has cool, dry season (May to October) and hot, rainy season (November to April)
Irrigated Land855.3 sq km (2005)
Renewable Water Resources148 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesoveruse of pastures and subsequent soil erosion attributable to population pressures; desertification; deforestation of tropical rain forest, in response to both international demand for tropical timber and to domestic use as fuel, resulting in loss of biodiversity; soil erosion contributing to water pollution and siltation of rivers and dams; inadequate supplies of potable water
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Luanda; Huambo; Lobito; Benguela; Kuito
According to Geonames: Luanda; N’dalatando; Huambo; Lobito; Benguela

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Important Cities
Geography-notethe province of Cabinda is an exclave, separated from the rest of the country by the Democratic Republic of the Congo