Gemena

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Gemena
Provincial capital and city
Ville de Gemena
Gemena is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Gemena
Gemena
Location in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coordinates: 3°15′N 19°46′E / 3.250°N 19.767°E / 3.250; 19.767
CountryFlag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg DR Congo
ProvinceSud-Ubangi
CommunesGbazubu, Labo, Lac-Ntumba, Mont Gila
Government
 • MayorJean-Pierre Zuku Mabolo Ben Zende
Elevation
555 m (1,821 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total138,527
Time zoneUTC+1 (West Africa Time)
ClimateAm

Gemena is the capital city of Sud-Ubangi Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has a population of 138,527 (2012).[2] The city has a large airport and hosts the 10th integrated Brigade of the new FARDC since 2007.

Mobutu Sese Seko's mother, Mama Yemo, died in Gemena in 1971; a vast mausoleum was built in her memory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tobo, Michel (26 October 2018). "RDC-Gemena : Pour des raisons de sécurité, la mairie demande aux partis politiques de décaler leur marche". ACTUALITE.CD (in French). Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Population of Gemena, Democratic Republic of the Congo". Population.mongabay.com. 2012-01-18. Archived from the original on 2012-05-17. Retrieved 2012-03-27.

Coordinates: 3°15′N 19°46′E / 3.250°N 19.767°E / 3.250; 19.767