Cabinda is part of the People's Republic of Angola, separated from it by a small area around the river Congo which secures Democratic Republic of Congo's access to the ocean.
An important part of the income in
this part of Angola comes from the exploitation of forests. Agricultural
products are only used for national food supply.
Oil prospecting is underway on the continental shelf . The main resource
is off-shore petroleum (see photo below).
Coastal zone of Cabinda (Angola) seen from ERS-SAR (Image acquired on August 14, 1994).
One can however speculate that the
dark areas are likely to correspond to wooded areas (also due to the fact
that this area encloses some
mountain ridges visible in the lower left side of the image). The light
grey area is possibly covered by savanna.
The last photo shows the town of
Cabinda (white in the image) which is located in front of a hilly terrain
cut into smaller areas by valleys (visible in light grey).