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Lobito

(lōbē`tō, lo͝ovē`tō), city (1983 est. pop. 150,000), W central Angola, on the Atlantic Ocean. Angola's most important port after LuandaLuanda
, city (1995 est. pop. 3,000,000), capital of Angola, a port on the Atlantic Ocean. It is Angola's largest city, its chief port, and its administrative center. Manufactures include processed foods, beverages, textiles, cement and other construction materials, plastic
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, it is also a road hub and the western terminus of the trans-African Benguela railroad, which connects the port with the mines in the Congo and Zambia. The city is built mainly on reclaimed land. The harbor, protected by a sandbar, is among the best on Africa's west coast, but the Angolan civil war, which closed the railroad, caused the port to fall largely into disuse. Lobito was founded by the Portuguese in 1843. The completion of the railroad from Benguela in 1929 made Lobito an important commercial center and Angola's chief port, but it declined in the 1970s due to damage of port and rail facilities during the war of independence from Portugal.

Lobito

 

a city in Angola on the Atlantic coast. Population, approximately 97,800 (1969). Lobito is a major seaport (turnover in 1967, 1.5 million tons). It is the final point on the trans-African highway from Beira (on the Indian Ocean). It has plants producing cement and asbestos-cement. Lobito exports manganic, copper, and zinc ores from the Republic of Zaire. Fishing also has economic importance.

Lobito

the chief port in Angola, in the west on Lobito Bay: terminus of the railway through Benguela to Mozambique. Pop.: 70 000 (latest est.)
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Lobito Port has been developed and expanded at a cost of $US 1.
5bn MoU to build an 870-mile fuels pipeline from Lobito to Lusaka.
Como proyecto iniciado en 2008 y que debera concluirse en 2015, la planta de Lobito permitira en una primera fase la refinacion de 120 mil barriles de petroleo por dia, en tanto en una segunda etapa productiva esa cifra ascendera hasta los 200 mil barriles.
The majority of liners entering into regional waters stop at Walvis Bay, in Namibia, and Owen-Collett maintains that destinations like the Angolan ports of Luanda and Lobito remain largely unexplored from a tourism standpoint.
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Also on stage were the Emirati brothers who make up Desert Heat, Farid Karam Nassar, better known in the music industry as Fredwreck, Khalifa and Abdullah, DJ Lobito (Zulu Nation Middle East), Ridim Crew (Zulu Nation Middle East), Robin, DJ Rone Jaxx and The Recipe who were given a rousing welcome when they performed some of their own material, proving that hip-hop is on the rise in the region.
On the sidelines of the signing of an investment contract to build the Palanca Cimentos cement factory, to be built in the municipality of Lobito, Benguela province, Helder Bataglia said that construction of the three dams was expected to cost US$400 million.
DJ Lobito (James Valera), who is from Zulu Nation, specialises in break beats and gave the event the much required tempo for breakdance.
Angola's oil minister stated that the global economic slowdown is to delay the completion of Angola's planned Lobito refinery.
300 km que ligam a costa Atlantica a fronteira com a Zambia e a RDC, ao custo de 300 milhoes de dolares e a reabilitacao da ferrovia Namibe-Menongue, com mais de 900 km, no valor de 2 bilhoes de dolares, bem como novo aeroporto de Luanda, no valor de 450 milhoes de dolares e a refinaria de Lobito, no valor de 3 bilhoes de dolares.
Sonangol is planning a 200,000 bpd capacity oil refinery in the southern town of Lobito which will dwarf the existing small-scale refining facilities in the capital Luanda (40,000 bpd) and Malongo (10,000 bpd) The first-phase development of the refinery should see output of around 110,000 b/d starting in 2011-2012, before ramping up to full capacity within two years after an investment of at least US$5 billion.