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Explore Kiongo in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kiongo in the region of Bas-Congo is a town in Democratic Republic of the Congo - some 197 mi or ( 317 km ) South-West of Kinshasa , the country's capital city .

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Current time in Kiongo is now 07:56 PM (Friday) . 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: Quiela, Quianvua, Mbanza Congo, Malanje, and Luanda. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Quiela . Where to go and what to see in Kiongo ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Fort de Shinkakasa

The Fort de Shinkakasa was a fortification built in the Congo Free State to defend access to the Congo river in 1891. It is located about 1.5 kilometres west of Boma. The fort was designed by the Belgian engineer, General Henri Alexis Brialmont. The fort was built by the Congo Free State to prevent an advance on the Congo, particularly by Portugal, who occupied neighboring Angola.

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Located at -5.86 13.03 (Lat./Long.); Less than 14 km away
Tags: Brialmont forts, Buildings and structures in the Republic of the Congo

Congo Free State

The Congo Free State (French: État indépendant du Congo) was a large area in Central Africa that was privately controlled by Leopold II, King of the Belgians.

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Located at -5.85 13.05 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: 1908 disestablishments, Belgian colonisation in Africa, Congo Free State, Democides, Former Belgian colonies, Former colonies in Africa, Genocides, Human rights abuses, Political history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, States and territories established in 1885

Boma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Boma is a port town, on the Congo River some 100 km upstream from the Atlantic Ocean, in the Bas-Congo province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As of 2009 it had an estimated population of 527,725. Boma was the capital city of the Congo Free State and Belgian Congo (the modern Democratic Republic of the Congo) from 1 May 1886 to 1926, when the capital was moved to Léopoldville. The port handles exports of tropical timber, bananas, cacao, and palm products.

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Located at -5.85 13.05 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: Boma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Communities on the Congo River, Populated places in Bas-Congo

Boma Airport

Boma Airport is an airport serving Boma, in the Bas-Congo province in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Located at -5.85 13.06 (Lat./Long.); Less than 18 km away
Tags: Airports in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Boma, Democratic Republic of the Congo