Cabinda

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Cabinda Province of Angola, sw Africa, n of the River Congo, bounded w by the Atlantic Ocean and separated from the rest of Angola by D.R. Congo; the seaport and chief town is Cabinda. The Simulambuco Treaty (1885) politically unified Cabinda with Angola. Cabinda refuses to recognize the treaty and claims independence from Angola. There are important offshore oilfields. Industries: oil refining, palm, timber, cacao. Area: 7270sq km (2808sq mi). Pop. (2002 est.) 208,900.