Ikela

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Ikela
Ikela is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ikela
Ikela
Location in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coordinates: 1°11′S 23°16′E / 1.183°S 23.267°E / -1.183; 23.267Coordinates: 1°11′S 23°16′E / 1.183°S 23.267°E / -1.183; 23.267
Country Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Democratic Republic of the Congo
Province Tshuapa
Population (2005)
 • Language Lingala

Ikela is a market town in Tshuapa, Democratic Republic of Congo, lying on the Tshuapa River east of Boende. Founded by Belgium in the early twentieth century as a trading post, it became an important local centre. It is the headquarters of the Ikela Territory.

The town was largely destroyed in the Second Congo War, being for many years under siege from Congolese Rally for Democracy forces. Its population of 15,000 almost all fled, but around half have since returned to reconstruct it.

Ikela is served by Ikela Airport.[1]

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  1. ^ Airport information for FZGV at Great Circle Mapper.