Countries of Africa Student’s Notes & Lesson Plans

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Angola is a country in Africa. There has been lots of fighting in Angola since it became independent of Portugal in 1975. Some people have tried to stop the fighting and make it peaceful, but people continue to fight. In 1994 an organization that wanted total independence of Angola made a peace deal with the government and a new government was created in 1997, but people were fighting again in 1998. The number of people killed in the fighting since 1975 is about 1.5 million, which is pretty big.

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Surface Area: Angola is 1,246,700 square km in size. Population: There are about 10,000,000 people in Angola. Located in: Angola is located in Southern Africa. Capital City: Luanda is the capital city of Angola. Prime Minister: Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS is the Prime Minister of Angola. Independent since: Angola has been independent of Portugal since 1975. Currency: Kwanza is the currency of Angola. Flag (image):

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Provinces and municipalities

Angola is divided into eighteen provinces (províncias) and 158 municipalities (municípios). The provinces are:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Bengo Benguela Bié Cabinda Cuando Cubango Cuanza Norte Cuanza Sul Cunene Huambo

10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

Huila Luanda Lunda Norte Lunda Sul Malanje Moxico Namibe Uíge Zaire

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This is a list of cities and towns in Angola.
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Ambriz Bibala Benguela Caála Cabinda Caluquembe Camacupa Caxito Chibia Chissamba Cuchi Cuima Dondo Gabela Ganda Gunza Huambo Jamba Kuito Lubango Lobito Luacana Luanda (capital) Luau, Cuanza Sul Luau, Moxico Lucapa Luena Malanje M'banza-Kongo Menongue Munhango Namibe N'dalatando N'zeto Ondjiva Porto Amboim Saurimo Soyo Sumbe Tomboa Uíge Viana Waku-Kungo

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How many?
Look at the sentence below and create as many words as you can using the letters in the sentence.

Angola is a country situated in Southern Africa

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Teaching Notes & Lesson Plans
Where is it? How big is it? How long are the boundaries? What is the climate like? What is the land like? What natural resources are there? How is the land used? What dangerous things are there? Describe the people. What languages are spoken? What wildlife is there? What is the national flower or plant? What is the national animal? Are there endangered animals? Name the biggest city. What is the capital city? Can you label the towns on the blank map? Where does the seat of government sit? Famous people from this country. Are there well known tourist attractions? Are there any World Heritage Sites? What arts and crafts are unique to this country? Create your own African craft. Are there any famous African myths, legends or fables that originate from this country? Write your own short African story.
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