Angola has 24.3 million inhabitants, according to preliminary figures from the population census conducted last May, the President of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos said.
According to the census 52 percent of Angola’s 24.3 million people are women and the province of Luanda alone has a population of 6.5 million.
This is the first census carried out since Angola’s independence in 1975. Previous figures pointed to a population of 20 million.
The census also shows that 26.7 percent of Angola’s population lives in the province of Luanda, followed by Huila (10 percent), Benguela (8 percent), Huambo (8 percent), Kwanza Sul (7 percent), Bie (6 percent), Uige (6 percent) and Bengo (1 percent).
Angola has an area of 1,246,700 square kilometres. (macauhub/AO)