province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kwango is one of the 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[1] Its capital is Kenge. It takes its name from the Kwango River.

Kwango Province
Location of Kwango Province
Coordinates: 4°49′18.64″S 17°2′23.57″E / 4.8218444°S 17.0398806°E / -4.8218444; 17.0398806Coordinates: 4°49′18.64″S 17°2′23.57″E / 4.8218444°S 17.0398806°E / -4.8218444; 17.0398806
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
 • Total89,974 km2 (34,739 sq mi)
 (2005 est.)
 • Total1,994,036
 • Density22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Official languageFrench
National languageKikongo

Other towns include Popokabaka, Feshi, Kasongo Lunda, Lusanga and Kahemba.

From 1966 to 2015, Kwango was administered as a district as part of Bandundu Province. Kwango returned to full province status on 18 July 2015.


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