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    Angola Geography - 2006

      Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Namibia and Democratic Republic of the Congo

      Geographic coordinates:
      12 30 S, 18 30 E

      Map references:

      total: 1,246,700 sq km
      land: 1,246,700 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative:
      slightly less than twice the size of Texas

      Land boundaries:
      total: 5,198 km
      border countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,511 km (of which 225 km is the boundary of discontiguous Cabinda Province), Republic of the Congo 201 km, Namibia 1,376 km, Zambia 1,110 km

      1,600 km

      Maritime claims:
      territorial sea: 12 nm
      contiguous zone: 24 nm
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm

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

      narrow coastal plain rises abruptly to vast interior plateau

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Morro de Moco 2,620 m

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

      Land use:
      arable land: 2.65%
      permanent crops: 0.23%
      other: 97.12% (2005)

      Irrigated land:
      800 sq km (2003)

      Natural hazards:
      locally heavy rainfall causes periodic flooding on the plateau

      Environment - current issues:
      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

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      Geography - note:
      the province of Cabinda is an exclave, separated from the rest of the country by the Democratic Republic of the Congo

      NOTE: The information regarding Angola on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Angola Geography 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Angola Geography 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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