Yumbi

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Yumbi
Yumbi is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Yumbi
Yumbi
Coordinates: 1°54′02″S 16°33′31″E / 1.900458°S 16.558628°E / -1.900458; 16.558628Coordinates: 1°54′02″S 16°33′31″E / 1.900458°S 16.558628°E / -1.900458; 16.558628
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Province Bandundu Province
District Plateaux District
Territory Yumbi Territory
National language Lingala

Yumbi is a town and territory in Plateaux District of Bandundu Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It lies on the eastern bank of the Congo River between Bolobo and Lukolela.[1] Yumbi is the headquarters of the Yumbi Territory.[2] Yumbi's population is approximately 30,000.[3]

On 2 February 2003 a tornado killed 17 people in and near the town. Over 4,000 people were injured, 217 seriously.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Geographic Atlas of the World: Revised Sixth Edition, National Geographic Society, 1992
  2. ^ Blaes, X. (October 2008). "Découpage administratif de la République Démocratique du Congo". UNOCHA and PNUD. Retrieved 2011-11-22. 
  3. ^ www.irinnews.org "DRC: Experts revise figures on Yumbi tornado - only 17 dead". IRIN. 10 February 2003. Retrieved 2012-02-04. 
  4. ^ United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (2003-02-10). "DRC: Experts revise figures on Yumbi tornado - only 17 dead". IRIN news. Retrieved 2009-01-14. 
  5. ^ United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (2003-02-06). "DRC: Tornado toll rises to 164 dead, 1,702 injured". IRIN news. Retrieved 2009-01-14.