Bagata, Kwilu

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Bagata is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Location in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coordinates: 3°43′41″S 17°57′12″E / 3.728083°S 17.953205°E / -3.728083; 17.953205Coordinates: 3°43′41″S 17°57′12″E / 3.728083°S 17.953205°E / -3.728083; 17.953205
Country  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Province Kwilu Province
Territory Bagata Territory
Elevation 902 ft (275 m)
Time zone Kinshasa Time (UTC+1)
Climate Aw
National language Kikongo

Bagata is a town in the Kwilu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is the administrative headquarters of Bagata Territory, and is situated on the Kwilu River between Kikwit and Bandundu.[1]

Notable citizens[edit]

Tabu Ley Rochereau, a musician and later politician once dubbed the "African Elvis", was born in Bagata.


  1. ^ X. Blaes, PNUD-SIG (October 2008). "Découpage administratif de la République Démocratique du Congo" (PDF). UNOCHA and PNUD. Retrieved 2011-11-22.