Bouenza Department

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Bouenza
Department
Bouenza, department of the Republic of the Congo
Bouenza, department of the Republic of the Congo
Country Republic of the Congo
Capital Madingou
Area
 • Total 12,265 km2 (4,736 sq mi)
Population (2007 census)
 • Total 309,073
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)

Bouenza is a department of the Republic of the Congo in the southern part of the country. It borders the departments of Lékoumou, Niari, and Pool, and internationally, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The regional capital is Madingou. Towns and cities include Loudima, Mouyondzi, Loutété and Nkayi.

Districts[edit]

Bouenza is divided into one commune and ten districts:

  • Commune
  1. Nkayi Commune
  • Districts
  1. Boko-Songho District
  2. Kayes District
  3. Kingoué District
    • Part of the former Mouyondzi District[1]
  4. Loudima District
  5. Madingou District
  6. Mabombo District
    • Part of the former Madingou/Mouyondzi Districts (?)[1]
  7. Mfouati District
  8. Mouyondzi District
  9. Tsiaki District
    • Part of the former Mouyondzi District[1]
  10. Yamba District
    • Part of the former Mouyondzi District[1]

The population is 309,073 in 2007, and the area is 12,265.4 km².[2]

Industry and agriculture[edit]

Bouenza has some industry and cash crops. Among the principal activities are a cement factory in Loutété, sugar cane plantations in Nkayi, and there are reserves of copper, lead and zinc. Hydroelectric power is provided by the Moukoukoulou Dam built in Mindouli. Farming includes bananas, palm oil, groundnuts, tobacco and beans.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Situation géographique" (in French). Site Officiel de Mouyondzi, Bouenza, Congo-Brazzaville. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "LE RGPH-2007 EN QUELQUES CHIFFRES" (PDF) (in French). Centre National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques (CNSEE). 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2012.  (Tableau 1 & Tableau 3)

Coordinates: 04°09′13″S 13°33′00″E / 4.15361°S 13.55000°E / -4.15361; 13.55000