Officially the Republic of Angola (Portuguese: República de Angola), is a country on the west coast of Southern Africa. It is the second-largest Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) country in both total area and population (behind Brazil) and is the seventh-largest country in Africa. It´s bordered by Namibia to the south, DR Congo to the north, Zambia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
The capital and largest city of Angola is Luanda, and it lies on the Atlantic coast in the northwest of the country.
Angola has an exclave province, the province of Cabinda at the borders of the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
At 1,246,620 km2 (481,321 sq m), Angola is the world's twenty-third largest country. It lies mostly between latitudes 4° and 18°S, and longitudes 12° and 24°E. In 2018, Angola had a Forest Landscape Integrity Index mean score of 8.35/10, ranking it 23rd globally out of 172 countries.
Angola, although located in a tropical zone, has a climate uncharacteristic of this zone, due to the confluence of three factors: the cold Benguela Current flowing along the southern part of the coast, the relief in the interior and the influence of the Namib Desert in the southwest.
Angola's climate features two seasons: rainfall from November to April and drought, known as Cacimbo, from May to October, drier, as the name implies, and with lower temperatures.
Hapag-Lloyd in Angola:
Hapag-Lloyd served Angola through third-party agents but started its own office on August 1st, 2021 as part of its intention to grow in Africa. Our offices are based in all Port Provinces, namely, Luanda, Lobito, Cabinda, Namibe, and Zaire (Soyo).