Kwango

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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
CapitalKenge
Area
 • Total89,974 km2 (34,739 sq mi)
Population
 (2005 est.)
 • Total1,994,036
 • Density22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Official languageFrench
National languageKikongo

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.

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.

References[change | change source]

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