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Description of Angola

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« on: November 12, 2023, 09:32:35 am »

A large territory on the west coast of Africa, Angola was under Portuguese control from the 1500's to 1975. Following a civil war a people's republic was proclaimed that year. Having important mineral resources, it exports coffee, petroleum, diamonds and iron ore. Area: 381,351 square miles. Languages: Portuguese and many native tongues. Capital: Luanda.

Monetary System:
5 centavos = 1 Makuta to 1928
100 centavos = 1 Angolar 1926 to 1952
100 centavos = 1 Escudo 1914 to 1926, 1952 to 1975

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