Angola’s population totals over 25.78 million people

24 March 2016

The population of Angola is slightly over 25.78 million people, of which 6.94 million live in the capital, Luanda, according to final figures from the General Population and Housing Census (RGPH) held in 2014.

The data presented Wednesday in Luanda by the director general of the National Statistics Institute (INE), Camilo Ceita showed that of that total population 13,28 million, or 51.5 percent are female.

The General Population and Housing Census of Angola, the first since the country’s independence in 1975, was held from 16 to 31 May 2014, with provisional figures, presented in October of the same year, point to a population of 24.3 million.

The Director General of INE said the rise in average life expectancy in Angola, which is now officially set at 60.29 years (57.59 years for men and 63 years for women), against the last known indicators, which pointed to 52 years.

Final figures, established 16 months after the preliminary information, point to a population density in Angola 20.6 people per square kilometre, but in Luanda province that figure rises to 368.9.

Luanda province in 2014 saw its population rise to 6.94 million people, compared to about 6.5 million of preliminary data and Bengo province is the least populous in Angola, with just over 356,000 inhabitants. (macauhub/AO)