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Kongo Central
Province
Province du Kongo Central
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
 • GovernorGuy Bandu Ndungidi[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. ^ "Guy Bandu promet de faire du Kongo-Central le poumon économique de la RDC". Radio Okapi (in French). 21 June 2022. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  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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