Kabinda

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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 Lomami Province
Elevation 845 m (2,772 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 219,154
Time zone UTC+2 (Lubumbashi Time)

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. It is the capital of the Lomami Province.

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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