Gombe, Kinshasa

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Gombe
Commune de Gombe
Commune
Skyline of Gombe
Gombe on a map of Kinshasa communes
Gombe on a map of Kinshasa communes
Kinshasa city-province on a map of the DRC
Kinshasa city-province on a map of the DRC
Coordinates: 04°18′11″S 15°18′12″E / 4.30306°S 15.30333°E / -4.30306; 15.30333Coordinates: 04°18′11″S 15°18′12″E / 4.30306°S 15.30333°E / -4.30306; 15.30333[1]
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Province Kinshasa
District Lukunga
Area
 • Total 29.33 km2 (11.32 sq mi)
Population (2004 est.)
 • Total 32,373
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)

Gombe or La Gombe is a municipality (commune) in the Lukunga district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] It was formerly known as Kalina, after Lieutenant E. Kallina - an Austro-Hungarian soldier who volunteered in the Congo Free State.[citation needed] Gombe is bounded on the north by the Congo River and in the south by the Boulevard du 30 Juin.

Gombe is both a residential area and Kinshasa's business district.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

It also houses some of the DRC's principal governing bodies, including the Palais de la Nation and the Banque Centrale du Congo on the Boulevard Colonel Tshatshi. Various ministries, diplomatic and media organizations are also situated there.

The offices of Kinshasa's governor are located in Gombe, making it the capital of Kinshasa Province.

The Direction Générale de Migration (DGM) of the Ministry of the Interior and Security is in Gombe.[3]

Economy[edit]

Stellar Airways has its head office in Gombe.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population of Gombe, Kinshasa
Year 1967 1970 1984 2003 2004
Population 17,890 22,615 17,360 31,307 32,373

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo". Google Maps. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Géographie de Kinshasa (Geography of Kinshasa)" (in French). Ville de Kinshasa (City of Kinshasa). Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Contacts." Direction Générale de Migration. Retrieved on 4 March 2013. "65, Boulevard du 30 juin, Commune de la Gombe Ville de Kinshasa, R.D.Congo"
  4. ^ "Contact Us." Stellar Airways. Retrieved on 4 March 2013. "98225, Avennue Kabasele (ex-Flambeau) Rez de Chausée, Gombe-Kinshasa République Démocratique du Congo"

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