Largest Cities in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Facts about Democratic Republic of the Congo

Official languages: French, Lingala, Niger-Congo
Capital: Kinshasa
Area: 2,345,410 km²
Population: 70.9 million residents
Population density: 30.24 residents per km²
Currency: CDF
Internet TLD: .cd
ISO : CD, COD, 180
The prefix for Zaire is +243

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Belgian Congo until 1960, Zaïre from 1971 to 1997, is located in Central Africa. It is the third largest country in Africa and the fourth largest in terms of population.

Biggest Cities of Democratic Republic of the Congo by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Kinshasa, Dr Congo 7,786,076 -4.32758 15.3136
2 Lubumbashi, Dr Congo 1,373,881 -11.6609 27.4794
3 Mbuji-Mayi, Dr Congo 874,872 -6.13603 23.5898
4 Kisangani, Dr Congo 539,269 0.51528 25.191
5 Masina, Dr Congo 485,278 -4.38361 15.3914
6 Kananga, Dr Congo 463,657 -5.89624 22.4166
7 Likasi, Dr Congo 422,525 -10.983 26.7384
8 Kolwezi, Dr Congo 418,111 -10.7148 25.4667
9 Tshikapa, Dr Congo 267,573 -6.41621 20.7999
10 Beni, Dr Congo 232,111 0.49113 29.4731
11 Bukavu, Dr Congo 225,500 -2.49077 28.8428
12 Mwene-Ditu, Dr Congo 189,288 -7.00906 23.4528
13 Kikwit, Dr Congo 187,102 -5.04098 18.8162
14 Mbandaka, Dr Congo 184,296 0.04865 18.2603
15 Matadi, Dr Congo 180,220 -5.83861 13.4631
16 Uvira, Dr Congo 170,502 -3.39534 29.1378
17 Boma, Dr Congo 162,632 -5.85098 13.0536
18 Butembo, Dr Congo 154,732 0.14164 29.2912
19 Gandajika, Dr Congo 154,536 -6.74504 23.9533
20 Kalemie, Dr Congo 147,085 -5.94749 29.1947
21 Goma, Dr Congo 144,235 -1.67409 29.2285
22 Kindu, Dr Congo 135,809 -2.94373 25.9224
23 Isiro, Dr Congo 127,187 2.77391 27.616
24 Bandundu, Dr Congo 118,322 -3.31687 17.3806
25 Gemena, Dr Congo 117,750 3.25651 19.7723
26 Ilebo, Dr Congo 107,204 -4.33111 20.5864
27 Bunia, Dr Congo 96,875 1.55941 30.2522
28 Bumba, Dr Congo 95,631 2.18771 22.4683
29 Mbanza-Ngungu, Dr Congo 86,467 -5.25837 14.8584
30 Kamina, Dr Congo 73,668 -8.73508 24.998
31 Lisala, Dr Congo 70,198 2.15127 21.5167
32 Lodja, Dr Congo 68,355 -3.52105 23.6005
33 Kipushi, Dr Congo 62,443 -11.761 27.2514
34 Kabinda, Dr Congo 59,115 -6.13791 24.4818
35 Kasongo, Dr Congo 55,229 -4.42741 26.6666
36 Mweka, Dr Congo 50,786 -4.85187 21.5595
37 Gbadolite, Dr Congo 50,604 4.279 21.0028
38 Buta, Dr Congo 50,241 2.78582 24.73
39 Moanda, Dr Congo 50,111 -5.92753 12.3715
40 Bulungu, Dr Congo 48,455 -4.54437 18.6036
41 Basoko, Dr Congo 43,820 1.23909 23.616
42 Lubao, Dr Congo 43,179 -5.38771 25.7488
43 Lusambo, Dr Congo 41,527 -4.97503 23.4439
44 Nioki, Dr Congo 40,806 -2.72037 17.69
45 Inongo, Dr Congo 40,224 -1.9275 18.2881
46 Tshela, Dr Congo 38,956 -4.99707 12.9484
47 Bukama, Dr Congo 38,881 -9.20443 25.8547
48 Mangai, Dr Congo 37,299 -4.02328 19.5338
49 Kabare, Dr Congo 37,145 -2.49682 28.7908
50 Kampene, Dr Congo 37,145 -3.59678 26.6672
51 Kambove, Dr Congo 36,813 -10.8735 26.5975
52 Yangambi, Dr Congo 35,642 0.76755 24.4397
53 Luebo, Dr Congo 35,294 -5.35218 21.4219
54 Aketi, Dr Congo 35,272 2.73877 23.7833
55 Mushie, Dr Congo 33,173 -3.01728 16.9224
56 Boende, Dr Congo 32,202 -0.28163 20.8805
57 Kongolo, Dr Congo 32,054 -5.38532 27.0003
58 Kabalo, Dr Congo 29,944 -6.05255 26.9143
59 Businga, Dr Congo 29,030 3.33863 20.8858
60 Kasangulu, Dr Congo 28,072 -4.5833 15.1655
61 Bolobo, Dr Congo 27,973 -2.158 16.2325
62 Libenge, Dr Congo 27,164 3.65332 18.6357
63 Watsa, Dr Congo 24,627 3.03716 29.5355
64 Demba, Dr Congo 22,374 -5.49573 22.2696
65 Kasongo-Lunda, Dr Congo 20,171 -6.47833 16.8174
66 Bondo, Dr Congo 17,971 3.81461 23.6866
67 Wamba, Dr Congo 17,484 2.14838 27.9947
68 Sake, Dr Congo 17,262 -1.57386 29.0434
69 Lukolela, Dr Congo 15,111 -1.06046 17.1821
70 Bosobolo, Dr Congo 14,664 4.1898 19.8833

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Kinshasa

The capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is Kinshasa. Kinshasa is located in the west of the country on the Congo River. At this point it expands to a lake, the Malebo pool. On the opposite bank is the capital of the Republic of the Congo, Brazzaville.

Kinshasa has a population of around eleven million. It is the third largest city in Africa after Cairo (Egypt) and Lagos (Nigeria). Economically, politically and culturally, Kinshasa is the center of the country. It was founded in 1881 as a trading post by Henry Morton Stanley. He named the place Léopoldville after the Belgian King Leopold, on whose behalf he was traveling. From 1923 Léopoldville was the capital of the Belgian Congo. In 1966 the city was named Kinshasa after a village that once existed here.

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