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Matadi
Provincial capital and city
Ville de Matadi
Nickname: 
The Stone City
Matadi is located in Africa
Matadi
Matadi
Location in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Matadi is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Matadi
Matadi
Matadi (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Coordinates: 5°49′03″S 13°28′15″E / 5.81750°S 13.47083°E / -5.81750; 13.47083
CountryMatadi Democratic Republic of the Congo
ProvinceKongo Central
Founded1879
Government
 • MayorDominique Nkodia[1]
Area
 • City110 km2 (40 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)[2]
 • City301,644
 • Density2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
 • Urban
[3]
337,000
Time zoneUTC+1 (West Africa Time)

Matadi is the chief sea port of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the capital of the Kongo Central province, adjacent to the border with Angola. It had a population of 245,862 (2004). Matadi is situated on the left bank of the Congo River, 148 km (92 mi) from the mouth and 8 km (5.0 mi) below the last navigable point before the rapids that make the river impassable for a long stretch upriver.

  1. ^ "Kongo Central : le nouveau maire s'engage à matérialiser la vision du Chef de l'État" (in French). L’Agence congolaise de presse (ACP). 6 January 2023. Retrieved 7 January 2023.
  2. ^ "caid.cd/index.php/donnees-par-villes/ville-de-matadi/?domaine=fiche". Archived from the original on 30 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Matadi, Democratic Republic of the Congo Population (2022) - Population Stat". populationstat.com. Retrieved 2022-08-19.

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