Cabinda

/keuh been"deuh/, n.
1. an exclave of Angola, on the W coast of Africa. 81,265; 2807 sq. mi. (7270 sq. km).
2. a seaport in and the capital of this exclave, on the Congo (Zaire) River. 30,000.

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also spelled  Kabinda  

      northern exclave of Angola, on the west (Atlantic) coast of Africa north of the Congo River estuary. It is bordered by the Republic of the Congo (Congo) to the north and northeast and is separated from Angola by part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo) to the south and southeast. Its coastline extends for 56 miles (90 km), and its greatest width is 70 miles (113 km). With continued offshore oil discoveries, crude oil has become Cabinda's dominant export. The production of timber, palm oil and kernels, cocoa, and coffee has declined since the rise of the local oil industry. The chief town, Cabinda, is an oil port on the right bank of the Bele (Lulondo) River. From the mid-1970s the region was disrupted by guerrilla activities of various factions of the Front for the Liberation of the Cabinda Enclave as well as other groups, which were fighting for Cabindan independence from Angola. In 2004 some of the groups formed an umbrella organization, Cabinda Forum for Dialogue (which also included civil and religious groups), and their demands for independence intensified. The organization and the Angolan government signed a peace accord in 2006, largely ending the conflict in the exclave. Area 2,807 square miles (7,270 square km). Pop. (2005 est.) 260,000.

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