Kongo Central

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Province du Kongo Central
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(Provincial flag) (Provincial Seal)
Country Image:Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svgDemocratic Republic of the Congo
Capital Matadi
Largest city Matadi
National language Kikongo
Land area¹ 53.920 km²
Governor Cesar Tsasa

(est. 1998)

Districts 3
Cities 2
Demonym none
Official Website Province du Kongo Central
Territorial Organisation - Cities

Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Zaire, then Bas-Congo) is a province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At the time of the independence of the Democratic Republic Republic of the Congo, the province was part of the greater province of Leopoldville, along with the current provinces of Kinshasa, Kwango, Kwilu and Mai-ndombe. It is the only province with a coastline (Atlantic Ocean), and its provincial capital is Matadi. The province borders Kinshasa to the north-east, Kwango to the east, and the Republic of Angola to the south.

The only other official city is Boma. Other towns include Banana, Muanda, Mbanza-Ngungu and Vivi. In legal terms, Muanda is mainly a territory of the City of Boma, but also a town (territories take their names from the name of their main town). Banana is a town in the territory of Muanda.

Landscape of Kongo-Central

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