Monday, 25 July 2016

ANGOLA - República de Angola / Repubilika ya Ngola

Angola, officially the Republic of Angola (PortugueseRepública de Angola KikongoKimbundu and UmbunduRepubilika ya Ngola), is a country in Southern Africa. It is the seventh-largest country in Africa, and is bordered by Namibia to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north and east, Zambia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to west. The exclave province of Cabinda has borders with the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The capital and largest city of Angola is Luanda.
The name Angola comes from the Portuguese colonial name Reino de Angola (Kingdom of Angola), appearing as early as Dias de Novais's 1571 charter. The toponym was derived by the Portuguese from the title ngola held by the kings of Ndongo. Ndongo was a kingdom in the highlands, between the Kwanza and Lukala Rivers, nominally tributary to the king of Kongo but which was seeking greater independence during the 16th century.
Angola is bordered by Namibia to the south, Zambia to the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north-east, and the South Atlantic Ocean to the west. The coastal exclave of Cabinda in the north, borders the Republic of the Congo to the north, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south. Angola's capital, Luanda, lies on the Atlantic coast in the northwest of the country.

Angola is one of the most rare country from Africa for collectors. They have beautiful stamps but it is difficult to find contacts from there. These beautiful covers sent by my friend Maria who work there. The covers posted on June 06, and it reached in my hands on July 22, 2016. The covers came to Mumbai and again gone back to South Africa mistakenly, then again came back to India and delivered in my address. Thank You Maria for the big help.

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