The Region

The Region

Cabinda, the driving force of Angola.

Cabinda is bounded on the north by the Republic of Congo, to the south and to the east by the Democratic Republic of Congo, and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of approximately 700 000 and its geography covers roughly 7000 km². The province is home to three other municipal districts—Cacongo, Buco-Zau, and Belize.

The Province of Cabinda plays a significant role in the economy of Angola, accounting for more than 65% of the nation’s oil exports. In addition, the province is rich in other natural resources, including precious metals, coffee, cacao, rubber, palm oil, and timber from the Mayombe forest. It is also expected to become a major tourist destination for the region in the near future.

With over half of the country’s 2 million barrels of oil per day, the province of Cabinda accounts for more than 65% of Angola’s oil exports and has become one of the main sources of Angola’s oil wealth.

The land of Cabinda is best described as being both fertile and lush, with several agricultural initiatives being implemented with support from major international stakeholders.