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Angola Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 13,728   Population 2000 (UN '000) 13,134
Area (km2) 1,251,924   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 264
Number of Administrative Units 18   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 1
Number of Urban Extents 30   Number of Settlement Points 8

Angola Details

Continent Africa
Country Name Angola
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 1.0
Leve1 Type Provincia
Level2 Type Municipio
Number of Units 18
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 1
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 1995
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 10,002
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 11,718
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 13,728
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 9,570
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 11,339
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 13,134
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 1,251,924
Average Input Resolution (km) 264
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 8
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 3,615,666
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 3,396
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 301,344
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 30
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 554
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 0
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 49
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 1,469
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 2,064,202
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,318
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 147,044
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 4,411,332
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 0%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 32%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 35%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 12
Regression-estimated Extents 6
Digital Chart of the World 6
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
Instituto Nacional de Estatistica (1987), Boletim Demografico No. 4, Projeccao da populacao do pais por provincias para o perodo 1970/95.
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
UNEP/GRID-WRI-NCGIA Africa Population Database:
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
AFCities, Data provided by Uwe Deichman at the World Bank; World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
AFCities, NIMA
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Localities with a population of 2,000 or more.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
The last Angolan census was carried out in 1970. All population data published in the Statistical Yearbooks and other publications (e.g., the Economist''s Intelligence Unit Report) are estimates that were produced by the National Statistics Institute, in 1987, based on the 1970 data. Due to civil war, considerable displacement of people has taken place since the 1970 census. Thus, population figures should be interpreted with caution. The base year population use here was 1990 projected population from the INE publication in 1987 and were extrapolated to 1995 and 2000 using growth rates derived from United Nations national level estimates and projections.
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