Kabinda

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This article is about the town and territory in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For the province of Angola, see Cabinda Province. For the city in Cabinda Province, see Cabinda (city).
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
Country  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Province Kasai-Oriental
Elevation 845 m (2,772 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 219,154
Time zone Lubumbashi Time (UTC+2)

Coordinates: 6°07′48″S 24°28′48″E / 6.13000°S 24.48000°E / -6.13000; 24.48000 Kabinda is a town and territory in Kabinda District, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Geography[edit]

The town is the capital of Kabinda District in Kasai-Oriental Province. Kabinda is served by Tunta Airport. The town had 192 364 inhabitants 2010.[1] The town is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kabinda.

Second Congo War[edit]

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.[2] The town was surrounded and besieged by the Rwandans for two years, however it remained under government control.[3]

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