Mont Ngafula

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Mont Ngafula
Commune de Mont Ngafula
Commune
Northern portion of Mont Ngafula on a map of Kinshasa communes
Northern portion of Mont Ngafula 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°25′29″S 15°17′44″E / 4.42472°S 15.29556°E / -4.42472; 15.29556Coordinates: 04°25′29″S 15°17′44″E / 4.42472°S 15.29556°E / -4.42472; 15.29556[1]
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Province Kinshasa
District Lukunga
Area
 • Total 358.92 km2 (138.58 sq mi)
Population (2004 est.)
 • Total 261,004
 • Density 730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)

Mont Ngafula is a municipality (commune) in the Lukunga district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2]

It is in the hilly southern area of Kinshasa and is intersected by the Lukaya River valley in its southern portion. The boundary with the Ngaliema commune is defined by the Lukunga River.[3]

Residence in the area is relatively new; in the 1970s, it became home to a small number of upper and middle-class business executives, politicians and other relatively affluent people. However, many of the would-be extravagant compounds commissioned remain incomplete, mainly due to the drastic economic decline that characterized the latter portion of the Mobutu era.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population of Mont Ngafula
Year 1967 1970 1984 2003 2004
Population 2,040 29,811 52,820 252,412 261,004

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mont Ngafula, 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. ^ Nzuzi, Francis Lelo (2008). Kinshasa: ville et environnement. Editions L'Harmattan. p. 132. ISBN 2-296-06080-3.