MIDDLE AFRICA

Angola Map

An Angola map containing cities, towns, rivers, and roads. Also, satellite imagery and elevation maps highlight its terrain including its lowlands, plateaus, and mountains.

REFERENCE

Angola Political Map

Angola is an African country located below the equator. It’s situated along the South Atlantic Ocean in the southern region of Africa. Angola borders the Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the north. To the east and south, it’s also next to Zambia and Namibia. The capital city of Angola is Luanda and is known for being the most expensive city in the world for expats. Angola also contains the small exclave of Cabinda off the mainland. This region is known for its oil production and reserves..

IMAGERY

Angola Satellite Map

The country is mostly broken down into two land use categories. First, Angola is a major exporter in agricultural products such as coffee, maize, and tobacco.  This is because the climate and fertile soils gives Angola the ideal conditions for agriculture. Secondly, forests cover a bit less than 20% of Angola, which includes tropical rainforests in the Cabinda province. Unlike other dry and arid countries where desert covers vast swaths of land, deserts lie in just a minor region of Angola. Specifically, the Moçâmedes Desert is in the southwest of Angola at the northern tip of the Namib Desert.

HILLSHADE

Angola Elevation Map

Angola is characterized by three distinct regions. First, the coastal lowlands are located in the western region along the South Atlantic Ocean. Next, it transitions to hills, and mountains eastward. Finally, the eastern region is mostly high plateau such as the Bié Plateau. At 2,620 meters (8,600 ft), Mount Moco is the highest mountain in the western part of Angola.  Another mountain chain is the Crystal Mountains which spans all the way into the Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo.