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Cabinda Province

Full nameCabinda
Settlement typeProvince
Alvor AgreementJanuary 15, 1975
Total Area3019.7 sq mi (7823 km2)
Total Population357576 (2006)

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Cabinda (also spelled Kabinda) is an exclave and province of Angola, a status that has been disputed by many political organizations in the territory. The capital city is also called Cabinda. The province is divided into four municipalities - Belize, Buco Zau, Cabinda and Cacongo.

Modern Cabinda is the result of a fusion of three kingdoms: N'Goyo, Loango and Kakongo. It has an area of 7823 km2 (3020.5 sqmi) and a population of 357,576 (estimated in 2006). According to 1988 United States government statistics, the total population of the province was 147,200, with a near even split between total rural and urban populations. An estimated one third of Cabindans are refugees living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa).

Cabinda is separated from the rest of Angola by a narrow strip of territory belonging to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which bounds the province on the south and the east. Cabinda is bounded on the north by the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. Adjacent to the coast are some of the largest offshore oil fields in the world. Petroleum exploration began in 1954 by the Cabinda Gulf Oil Company, when the territory was under Portuguese rule. Cabinda also produces hardwoods, coffee, cacao, rubber, and palm oil products, however, petroleum production accounts for most of Cabinda's domestic product. Cabinda produces 700000 oilbbl (270271.5 sqmi) of crude oil per day. Cabinda Oil is associated with Sonangol, Agip Angola Lda (41%), Chevron (39.2%), Total (10%) and Eni (9.8%).

In 1885, the Treaty of Simulambuco established in Cabinda a Protectorate of Portugal and a number of Cabindan independence movements consider the occupation of the territory by Angola illegal. While the Angolan Civil War largely ended in 2002, an armed struggle persists in the exclave of Cabinda, where some of the factions have proclaimed an independent Republic of Cabinda, with offices in Paris.

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Cabinda vice governor calls on youth for civility - AngolaPress Tweet this news
AngolaPress--Cabinda - The vice governor for technical area and infrastructures of the northern -Cabinda province-, Vicente Télica, appealed on Thursday the youths to be abide by a good civic and moral behaviour, by avoiding the consumption of drugs and - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 12:31:22 GMT+00:00
Remains of ambassador "Kimba" laid to rest today - AngolaPress Tweet this news
AngolaPress--The remains of the deceased arrived in northern -Cabinda province- late Saturday and are at the former head office of the ruling MPLA party's committee (city centre), where various entities, friends and the public are paying homage. ... - Date : Sun, 10 Apr 2011 11:16:59 GMT+00:00
Police chief concerned about illegal immigration - AngolaPress Tweet this news
AngolaPress--The Police general commander expressed this worry Thursday in northern -Cabinda province- at the opening of meeting that gathered members of Consultative Council of Provincial Command and local Branch Office of Interior Ministry (MINT). ... - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 14:50:43 GMT+00:00
MPLA and Govt regret former ambassador?s death in Kwanza Norte - AngolaPress Tweet this news
AngolaPress--Born on 07 July 1944 in northern -Cabinda province-, Evaristo Domingos “Kimba” was elected member of MPLA politburo in 1978. He also held various government posts, with stress to the extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Angola - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 08:49:23 GMT+00:00
Industry Minister unveils bricks factory - AngolaPress Tweet this news
AngolaPress--Cabinda - The Industry Minister of Geology and Mining, Joaquim David, reinaugurated on Monday in Sassa-Zau locality in the northern -Cabinda province- a factory of bricks. The reinauguration of the plant, which was stopped since 1990s, is par - Date : Tue, 05 Apr 2011 08:54:52 GMT+00:00
MPLA secretary general ends visit in Cabinda - AngolaPress Tweet this news
AngolaPress--Cabinda - The secretary general of the ruling MPLA party, Juliao Mateus Paulo “Dino Matross” ended on Sunday his visit paid to the northern -Cabinda province-. During his stay in -Cabinda province-, the secretary general led a roundtable - Date : Mon, 28 Mar 2011 08:45:52 GMT+00:00
MPLA secretary general in Cabinda - AngolaPress Tweet this news
AngolaPress--Cabinda - The secretary general of the ruling MPLA party, Juliao Mateus Paulo “Dino Matross” is since Friday in the northern -Cabinda province- in order to head on Saturday a roundtable on “Democratic Socialism”. Speaking to press, th - Date : Sat, 26 Mar 2011 11:00:10 GMT+00:00
Over 200 illegal foreigners expelled - AngolaPress Tweet this news
AngolaPress--Cabinda - At least 218 illegal citizens from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were expelled Monday from Angolan northern -Cabinda province-, said the Migration and Foreigners Service (SME). According to SME note sent to Angop Tuesday, 2 - Date : Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:49:01 GMT+00:00
Migration services expels out 225 illegal citizens - AngolaPress Tweet this news
AngolaPress--Cabinda - The Migration and Foreign Services of Angola (SME) expelled out on Saturday 225 illegal foreign citizens from DR Congo in the northern -Cabinda province-. This was said to Angop on Sunday by the director of local Migration and Forei - Date : Sun, 20 Mar 2011 14:36:58 GMT+00:00
PRS praises government s initiative to seek peace in Cabinda - AngolaPress Tweet this news
AngolaPress--Luanda - The opposition PRS party praised the efforts of the Angolan government to resolve the all existing differences in the negotiations aimed for the pacification of the northern -Cabinda province-. According to a press release from PRS, - Date : Fri, 11 Mar 2011 12:28:03 GMT+00:00

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