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Kongo Central
Province du Kongo Central (French)
Kizunga kia Kongo dia Kati (Kikongo)
Province
Zongo Falls on the Inkisi River
Zongo Falls on the Inkisi River
Official seal of Kongo Central
Location of Kongo Central
Coordinates: 05°49′S 13°29′E / 5.817°S 13.483°E / -5.817; 13.483
Country DR Congo
Capital
and largest city
Matadi
Government
 • BodyProvincial Assembly of Kongo Central
 • GovernorGrâce Bilolo[1]
Area
 • Total53,920 km2 (20,820 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total6,838,500
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (West Africa Time)
License Plate CodeDemocratic Republic of the Congo CGO / 10
Official languageFrench
National languagesKikongo ya Leta, lingala[2]
HDI (2017)0.432[3]
low
Non-national languageKikongo

Kongo Central (Kongo: Kongo dia Kati[4][5]), formerly Bas-Congo, is one of the 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[6] Its capital is Matadi.

  1. ^ Ndombasi, Exaucée (26 June 2024). "Grâce Bilolo prend officiellement ses fonctions de Gouverneur du Kongo Central". Voix du Kongo Central (in French). Retrieved 27 June 2024.
  2. ^ "Kongo-central : le kikongo en voie de disparition, le lingala gagne progressivement du terrain [Enquête]". L'Opinion Info (in French). Le lingala est fortement utilisé dans les milieux des enfants et des jeunes, tandis que le Kikongo est principalement utilisé chez les vieilles personnes. [Lingala is used extensively among children and youth, while Kikongo is used primarily among older people.]
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ M. J. Hambrey and W. B. Harland, Earth's Pre-Pleistocene Glacial Record, Cambridge University Press, 2011, p. 157
  5. ^ Godefroid Muzalia Kihangu, Bundu dia Kongo, une résurgence des messianismes et de l’alliance des Bakongo?, Universiteit Gent, België, 2011, p. 1
  6. ^ Central Intelligence Agency (2016). "Democratic Republic of the Congo". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 10 May 2016.

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