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Kabinda

Kabinda
Provincial capital and city
Ville de Kabinda
Kabinda is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kabinda
Kabinda
Location in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coordinates: 6°07′48″S 24°28′48″E / 6.13000°S 24.48000°E / -6.13000; 24.48000
CountryFlag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg DR Congo
ProvinceLomami Province
CommunesKabondo, Kabuelabuela, Kajiba, Mudingayi
Government
 • MayorJoseph Kazadi Ngoyi
Area
 • City27 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation845 m (2,772 ft)
Population
(2012)
 • City219,154
 • Density8,100/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
 • Urban244,000
Time zoneUTC+2 (Central Africa Time)
ClimateAw

Coordinates: 6°07′48″S 24°28′48″E / 6.13000°S 24.48000°E / -6.13000; 24.48000 Kabinda is the capital city of Lomami Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Projected to be the second fastest growing African continent city between 2020 and 2025, with a 6.37% growth.

Geography

Kabinda is served by Tunta Airport. The town had 192,364 inhabitants 2010. The city is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kabinda.

Second Congo War

During the Second Congo War Kabinda was devastated by fighting between Congolese forces and Rwandan rebels, who were advancing west on their way to the diamond producing area around Mbuji-Mayi. The town was surrounded and besieged by the Rwandans for two years, however it remained under government control.


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