Luanda is the largest city in Angola, Africa and
it is also the capital. The city and country sit on the coast of the Atlantic
Ocean. Founded by Portuguese settlers in 1575, the majority of the population
is of Portuguese decent and thus speak the native tongue. Much of the city is
poor, due to expensive merchandise, high rent and property taxes and low wages.
Kwanza (Kwz) is the currency used in the country, introduced after the War
for Independence from Portugal and before the Angolan Civil War. It is
discouraged from going out of the country and is not possible to be converted.
The banking system is unstable for private use. It is strongly encouraged to
have a stateside account when visiting the country.