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CITIES: Luanda, Angola

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Angola, one of the wonderful countries in south central Africa is bounded by Namibia in the south, Zambia in the east and Democratic Republic of Congo in the north with the western portion of Angola bounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Angola’s capital is the beautiful and expensive city of Luanda.

Luanda is the only metropolitan city in Angola which makes it the centre of administrative activities. It is called the expensive city to live in the world. Luanda consists of 7 municipalities and the city is commonly called Luanda Sul for some other cities. The climate in Luanda is semi arid, therefore not hot and humid but sometimes dry and cold with and short rainy season in March to April making June till August the best time to visit as there is no rain.

There are a lot of beautiful and interesting places to visit in Luanda e.g National Slavery Museum, National Anthropology Museum, some natural tourist attractions like waterfalls, landscapes, islands etc. the main and largest airport in Luanda in Quarto de Fevereiro which makes it easy to visit, along with Luandan trains, minibuses taxis, and other public transportation.

Luanda consists of some African ethnic group such as Bakongo, Ovimbundu and Ambundu. Most of people use Portuguese language and other people will talk with Bantu language. The minority population is coming from European. Most people are mixed race European or Portuguese with the native.

Here are some of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the Luanda:
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  • Valley of the Moon: Also known as Miradouro da Lua or Wwatchpoint, this is one of the most stunning landscapes in Angola and it is located at the coast 40kms south of Luanda, Angola.

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  • The Island of Luanda: Located off the shore of Luanda, The Island of Luanda, also called Ilha de Luanda or Ilha do Cabo is also a beautiful tourist destination.

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  • The Bay of Luanda: This bay is an open view from the Island of Luanda or Ilha de Luanda and it is one of the most beautiful bays in both Angola and the world.

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