Moanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Muanda
Muanda is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Muanda
Muanda
Location in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coordinates: 5°56′3″S 12°20′58″E / 5.93417°S 12.34944°E / -5.93417; 12.34944Coordinates: 5°56′3″S 12°20′58″E / 5.93417°S 12.34944°E / -5.93417; 12.34944
CountryFlag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Democratic Republic of the Congo
ProvinceKongo Central

Moanda or Muanda is a town and territory lying on the Atlantic Ocean coast of the Democratic Republic of Congo at the mouth of the Congo River.[1] It is situated in Kongo Central Province, and has a population of 50,000. The town has an airport and is known for its beaches, and has a few limited tourist facilities, but tourism is incidental to the main economic activities of the town.

The town of Muanda is 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north-west of the small port of Banana in the mouth of the Congo, and 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) southeast of Point Kipundji.[2] The Moanda Oil Terminal, consisting of various platforms, pipelines and a permanent tanker, lies 10 miles southwest of Point Kipundji.[2] Some 100 km upstream from Muanda, on the north bank of the Congo River, lies the city of Boma, DR Congo's second-largest port. The great width and depth of the Congo River allow seagoing vessels to reach Boma and the largest port, Matadi, despite their distance from the coast.

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical wet and dry (Aw).

Climate data for Moanda (altitude: 31m)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.3
(88.3)
31.3
(88.3)
32.1
(89.8)
31.9
(89.4)
30.8
(87.4)
28.1
(82.6)
26.3
(79.3)
26.3
(79.3)
28.1
(82.6)
30.2
(86.4)
30.3
(86.5)
31.1
(88)
29.8
(85.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.8
(80.2)
26.8
(80.2)
27.4
(81.3)
27.2
(81)
26.3
(79.3)
23.4
(74.1)
21.7
(71.1)
21.8
(71.2)
23.8
(74.8)
26.2
(79.2)
26.3
(79.3)
26.8
(80.2)
25.4
(77.7)
Average low °C (°F) 22.4
(72.3)
22.4
(72.3)
22.7
(72.9)
22.6
(72.7)
21.8
(71.2)
18.7
(65.7)
17.2
(63)
17.4
(63.3)
19.5
(67.1)
22.2
(72)
22.4
(72.3)
22.5
(72.5)
21
(69.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 81
(3.19)
132
(5.2)
145
(5.71)
166
(6.54)
59
(2.32)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.04)
6
(0.24)
29
(1.14)
127
(5)
87
(3.43)
833
(32.81)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moanda (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ a b United States National Imagery and Mapping Agency (2001). "Sector 4: Cap Lopez to Ponta Albina". Publication 123: Sailing directions (enroute): Southwest coast of Africa (PDF) (8th ed.). Bethesda, Maryland. pp. 61&ndash, 62. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Climate: Moanda (altitude: 31m) - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Archived from the original on 2013-12-10. Retrieved 2013-12-06.
  4. ^ "Climate: Moanda (altitude: 32m) - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2013-12-06.

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