REPUBLIC OF CABINDA


Introduction
 

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Current issues: Marxist  MPLA troops invaded Cabinda via Point Noire  on the 11 November 1975 these troops where lead by Cuban forces which where the only ones who where militaraly trained. Cabinda was a Portuguese Protectorate since the signing of the Treaty of Simulambuco in 1885, and became known as the Portuguese Congo. Marxist MPLA troops from Angola are still occupying  Cabinda. The American Oil Company Chevron is participating along side the invaders in raping and murdering the Cabindan people. We live in misery because of the greed of an American Oil Company, acting like this America will certainly  make a lot of friends in Africa. The Republic of Cabinda was never legally integrated into angola after the end of the portuguese presence in 1975.


Geography
 

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Location: Cabinda  is bounded on the N by the Congo Republic, on the E and S by Zaïre, and on the W by the Atlantic Ocean.

Geographic co-ordinates of Cabinda City: 5.55 S, 12.20 E

Map references: Central and Western Africa                           :

Area:
total aprox: 12.000 sq km
land: 10.000 sq km
water: 2.000 sq km

Area—comparative: Approximately the same size as Gambia.

Land boundaries:
total aprox:  421 km
border countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo  220 km and the Republic of the Congo 201 km,

Coastline: 150 km .

Maritime claims:
exclusive fishing zone: 800 nm
territorial sea: 800 nm

Climate: Equatorial, Tropical rain forest.

FREEDOM TO THE CABINDAN NATION

Terrain: The greater part of the country's a low plateau which in general terminates along the west in a series of cliffs of no great height. The surface soils are either sands or clays, and there are considerable areas of marshland. In the north-east the land is higher and is much cut up by rivers.

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point:  Mountain Muabi aprox. 700 + m

SOVEREIGN STATE OF CABINDA
 

Natural resources: Petroleum, Diamonds, Gold,  Magnesium, Phosphates, Uranium, Gas, Tropical Wood, Coffee,  Cocoa, Palm Oil, Bananas, Fish, etc.

Land use:
arable land: ......................20%
permanent crops: .......................10%
permanent pastures: ..................2%
forests and woodland: ..............70%
other: .............%

Irrigated land: ............. 3sq km
Natural hazards:............. None

Environment—current issues: the overuse of pastures and subsequent soil erosion attributable to population pressures; desertification; deforestation of tropical rain forest, in response to both international demand for tropical timber and to domestic use as fuel, resulting in loss of biodiversity; soil erosion contributing to water pollution and siltation of rivers and dams; inadequate supplies of potable water. Polution by Oil companies .

Environment—international agreements:
party to: .....................................All that make comon sence.
signed, but not ratified: .......................


People
 

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Population: ..................... 1.500.000

Age structure:
0-14 years: ..........% (male................; female ................)
15-64 years: ..........% (male .............; female .................)
65 years and over: ....% (male ..............; female ...........)

Population growth rate: ........%

Birth rate: .............. births/1,000 population

Death rate: ............ deaths/1,000 population

Net migration rate: ........... migrant(s)/1,000 population

Sex ratio:
at birth: ........... male(s)/female
under 15 years: ........ male(s)/female
15-64 years: .......... male(s)/female
65 years and over: ............ male(s)/female

Infant mortality rate: .............. deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: .......... years
male: .......... years
female: ............ years

Total fertility rate: .......... children born/woman

Nationality:
noun: Cabidan(s)
adjective: Cabindan

Ethnic groups:  Ba-Sundi ........%, Ba-Yombe  .........% , Ba- Linje .......%, Ba-Cochi .........%, Ba-Kwacongo ..........%, Ba-Woyo .........%, Ba-Vili ..........% , Mixed European and Native African .....%, White African .......%,

Religions: Roman Catholic ........%, Protestant .......%,  indigenous beliefs .....%

Languages:

National Language: Ibinda
Commercial Languages: English, German, Italian and French,
Social Languages: Bantu, Lingala , Kikongo de Leta

Literacy: definition: age 9 and over can read and write total population: .....% male: ........% female: .......%


Government
 

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Country name:
conventional long form:  Federal Republic of Cabinda
conventional short form:  Cabinda
local long form:  Republic of Cabinda
local short form:  Cabinda
former:  Kingdom of Loango, Kingdom of Kakongo, Kingdom of N'Goyo, from 1885 has Congo and also Portuguese Congo.

Data code:  CAD

Government type:  Constitutional Democracy

National capital:  Tchiowa  ( Cabinda City )

Administrative divisions:  7 Districts .

National holiday: .............................

Constitution: .................................

Legal system: Common Law and Traditional N'Goyo Law System.

Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

Executive branch:
Chief of State: President Rt. Hon. Father Raul Tati, Membro da Regencia.
head of government: Prime Minister .........................
cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president
elections: .......................................

Legislative branch: ..............................................
elections: last held .........................
election results: percent of vote by party- .................................

Judicial branch: Sovereign Supreme Court in and for Cabinda.

Political parties and leaders:...........................

International organization participation: .......................................
..........................................................................................................
Diplomatic representation in Cabinda: .................................. ..................................................................................................
Diplomatic representation from Cabinda: ............................

Flag description: .......................


Economy
 

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Economy—overview: Cabinda is a small, rich, open economy with self-reported crude oil reserves of about 130 billion barrels - 12% of world reserves. Petroleum accounts for nearly half of GDP, 95% of export revenues, and 80% of government income. Cabinda's climate allows for much agricultural development. Consequently has no decency or need of food imports. Cabinda continues its discussions with foreign oil companies to develop fields in the country.

GDP—composition by sector:
agriculture: 1.4%
industry: 88.3%
services: 10.3% (2006 est.)

Inflation rate—consumer price index: 3% (2006 est.)
Labour force:
total: 90% economically active
by occupation: agriculture 20%, industry and services 80%
Unemployment rate: N/A.

Industries: Petroleum, Gas, Potassium, Diamonds, Phosphates, Uranium, Gold, basic metal products, fish processing, food processing; sugar; textiles, etc.

Industrial production growth rate: 12.1% (2006 est.)
Electricity—production: 32.47 billion kWh (2006)
Electricity—consumption: 31.54 billion kWh (2006)
Agriculture—products: Bananas, Coffee, Cocoa, Corn, Manioc (tapioca), Vegetables, Plantains; livestock; forest products; fish , Palm Oil

Exports:

Oil - production: 2.418 million bbl/day (2005 est.)

Oil - consumption: 335,000 bbl/day (2004 est.)

Oil - exports: 1.97 million bbl/day (2003)

Oil - proved reserves: 130 billion bbl (2006 est.)

Natural gas - production: 19.7 billion cu m (2006 est.)

Natural gas - consumption: 9.7 billion cu m (2006 est.)

Natural gas - exports: 10 billion cu m (2006 est.)

Natural gas - proved reserves: 1.572 trillion cu m (1 January 2005 est.)

Exports - commodities: oil and refined products, fertilizers, Diamonds, Gas, Coffee, fish and fish products, timber, etc.

Imports - commodities: construction materials, vehicles and parts, clothing

Currency (code): Cabinda Escudo (CBE)

Fiscal year: 1 April - 31 March


Communications
 

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Telephones: .........................

Telephone system: ......................
domestic: ...............................
international: .........................

Radio broadcast stations: AM ............, FM .........., shortwave ...............

Radios: ...............
Television broadcast stations: .....................
Televisions: .........................


Transportation
 

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Railways: None

Highways:
total: ................. km
paved: .............. km
unpaved: ............ km

Waterways: .................... km navigable

Pipelines: crude oil ................ km

Ports and harbors: Cabinda, Malongo.

Merchant marine:
total: ..........................................
ships by type: .................................

Airports:
Airports—with paved runways:total: ..............over 3,047 m: ............2,438 to 3,047 m: ......1,524 to 2,437 m: .......914 to 1,523 m: .......under 914 m: .............

Airports—with unpaved runways:
total: ........................
over 3,047 m: .......
2,438 to 3,047 m: .......
1,524 to 2,437 m: .......
914 to 1,523 m: ..........
under 914 m: ............


Military
 

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Military branches: FORÇAS ARMADAS de resistência ao ocupante colonialista angolano, organizadas numa
estrutura própria: FAC - FORÇAS ARMADAS DE CABINDA.

Military manpower—military age: 18 years of age

Military manpower—availability: ........................................

Military manpower—fit for military service: .......................

Military manpower—reaching military age annually: N/A

Military expenditures: N/A

Military expenditures—percent of GDP:  N/A


Transnational Issues
 

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Disputes—international: Several Governments and Companies owe money to the Central  Bank of Cabinda and to the Central Reserve Treasury of the Federal Government of Cabinda.


 

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