Kongo Central

province of DR Congo

Kongo Central is one of the 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[1] Its capital is Matadi. It was formerly named Bas-Congo.

Kongo Central
Province du Kongo Central
Location of Kongo Central
Coordinates: 05°49′S 13°29′E / 5.817°S 13.483°E / -5.817; 13.483Coordinates: 05°49′S 13°29′E / 5.817°S 13.483°E / -5.817; 13.483
CountryFlag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg DR Congo
CapitalMatadi
Largest cityMatadi
Government
 • Typeunicameral
 • BodyProvincial Assembly of Kongo Central
Area
 • Total53,920 km2 (20,820 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 est.)
 • Total4,522,942
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Bakongo
Time zoneUTC+1 (West Africa Time)
Official languageFrench
National languageKikongo
Websitekongocentral.net

ReferencesEdit

  1. Central Intelligence Agency (2016). "Democratic Republic of the Congo". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 10 May 2016.