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Kwango
Province du Kwango (French)
Province
Location of Kwango
Coordinates: 4°49′18.64″S 17°2′23.57″E / 4.8218444°S 17.0398806°E / -4.8218444; 17.0398806
CountryKwango DR Congo
Established2015
Named forKwango River
CapitalKenge
Government
 • GovernorWilly Bitwisila[1]
Area
 • Total89,974 km2 (34,739 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 est.)
 • Total2,618,700
 • Density29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (West Africa Time)
License Plate CodeDemocratic Republic of the Congo CGO / 11
Official languageFrench
National languageKikongo ya leta

Kwango is a province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It's one of the 21 provinces created in the 2015 repartitioning. Kwango, Kwilu, and Mai-Ndombe provinces are the result of the dismemberment of the former Bandundu province.[2] Kwango was formed from the Kwango district whose town of Kenge was made the provincial capital and thus gained city status.

The province takes its name from the Kwango River, a tributary of the Kasai River that defines part of the international boundary between the DRC and Angola.

  1. ^ "Le nouveau gouverneur du Kwango prend ses fonctions". Radio Okapi (in French). 4 July 2024. Retrieved 4 July 2024.
  2. ^ "RDC: démembrement effectif du Bandundu". Radio Okapi (in French). 19 July 2015. Archived from the original on 20 July 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2020.

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