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    Angola Geography - 1990

      Total area: 1,246,700 km2
      land area: 1,246,700 km2

      Comparative area: slightly less than twice the size of Texas

      Land boundaries: 5,198 km total; Congo 201 km, Namibia 1,376 km, Zaire 2,511 km, Zambia 1,110 km

      Coastline: 1,600 km

      Maritime claims:

      Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 20 nm

      Disputes: civil war since independence on 11 November 1975

      Climate: semiarid in south and along coast to Luanda; north has cool, dry season (May to October) and hot, rainy season (November to April)

      Terrain: narrow coastal plain rises abruptly to vast interior plateau

      Natural resources: petroleum, diamonds, iron ore, phosphates, copper, feldspar, gold, bauxite, uranium

      Land use: 2% arable land; NEGL% permanent crops; 23% meadows and pastures; 43% forest and woodland; 32% other

      Environment: locally heavy rainfall causes periodic flooding on plateau; desertification

      Note: Cabinda is separated from rest of country by Zaire

      NOTE: The information regarding Angola on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Angola Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Angola Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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