Angola was among the top five most representative nationalities in Portugal on December 31, 2012, after Brazil, Ukraine, Cape Verde and Romania, with a total of 20,366 resident citizens.
Ten years later, another 11,069 Angolans chose Portugal to reside, totalling 31,435, of which more than half preferred Lisbon (17,440), followed by Setúbal (5,821) and Porto (2,285).
The cities of Braga (905), Santarém (893) and Coimbra, with 712 citizens, have less than a thousand Angolans living there.
Madeira (40), Azores (41), Porto Alegre (57) and Guarda (59) are the locations with the lowest number of Angolan residents.
Data for the last year, made available to Lusa by SEF, point out that most Angolans residing in Portugal are young people aged between 20 and 39 years old, totalling 12,158 citizens.
Angolans between 40 and 64 years old (10,150 citizens) were the second largest age group residing in Portugal, in 2022.
At least 7,071 Angolans up to the age of 19 resided in Portugal in the last year, including 308 Angolans aged 80 and over.
According to SEF, 54 Angolans made requests for international protection in 2022, but were not accepted by the Portuguese immigration authorities, as they were “unfounded”.