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Kikwit in the region of Bandundu with its 186,991 inhabitants is a town in Democratic Republic of the Congo - some 247 mi or ( 397 km ) East of Kinshasa , the country's capital city .

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Current time in Kikwit is now 07:13 AM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Kinshasa " with a UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Lucapa, Kananga, Uíge, Brazzaville, and Tshangunu. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Lucapa . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Kikwit ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Arriving in Kikwit

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At the end of a 525 kilometer drive from Kinshasa we arrive in the town of Kikwit after being away for almost 20 years. ..

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Interesting facts about this location

Kikwit

Kikwit is the largest city of Bandundu Province, lying on the Kwilu River in the southwestern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kikwit is also known in the region under the nickname "The Mother". The population is approximately 397,737 (2012). An important commercial and administrative centre, it is home to a stadium and is known for its traditional dances, in particular the Bapende dancers whose geographic origin centers around the village of Gungu.

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Located at -5.03 18.82 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Kikwit

Kwilu District

Kwilu District is a district located in the Bandundu province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It takes its name from the Kwilu River, which crosses the district from south to north. Under the constitution of 18 February 2006, Kwilu District was scheduled to be combined with the city of Kikwit to become Kwilu Province, one of the 25 new provinces into which the DRC would be divided by February 2009. Kikwit would be a capital of the new province.

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Located at -5.03 18.82 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Districts of Bandundu Province, Proposed provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, States and territories established in 1962

Kikwit Airport

Kikwit Airport is an airport serving Kikwit, the capital city of the Kwilu District in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Located at -5.04 18.79 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km away
Tags: Airports in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kikwit

Kwenge River

The Kwenge River is a stream in the Bandundu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It flows north from the Angolan border through the Kwango and Kwilu districts, joining the Kwilu River below Kikwit. Lusanga, formerly Leverville, is at the confluence of the Kwenge and Kwilu rivers. The land between the Kwilu and the Kwenge was first occupied be the Pende people.

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Located at -4.84 18.72 (Lat./Long.); Less than 25 km away
Tags: Rivers of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Lamba, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Lamba is a city in Bandundu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has an estimated population of 9930.

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Located at -5.23 18.97 (Lat./Long.); Less than 27 km away
Tags: Populated places in Bandundu Province

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