Kouilou Department

Kouilou (Kongo: Kwilu, Kuilu [2][3]) is a department of the Republic of the Congo. Covering the country's coastline, it has an area of 13,650 square kilometres and at the start of 2007 it was home to about 91,955 people. The department borders Niari Department, the commune of Pointe-Noire, and internationally, Gabon and the Cabinda area of Angola. The regional capital was Hinda. Principal cities and towns include Madingo-Kayes and Mvouti.

Kwilu or Kuilu
Kouilou, department of the Republic of the Congo
Kouilou, department of the Republic of the Congo
CountryRepublic of the Congo
 • Total13,650 km2 (5,270 sq mi)
 (2007 census)
 • Total91,955
 • Density6.7/km2 (17/sq mi)
HDI (2018)0.499[1]
low · 11th of 12
Districts of Kouilou

Since 2002 the town of Loango has been the capital of the Kouilou region.[4]

Kouilou is also the name of a river, the Kouilou-Niari River.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Kouilou Department is divided into six districts:[5]


  1. Hinda District
  2. Madingo-Kayes District
  3. Mvouti District
  4. Kakamoeka District
  5. Nzambi District
  6. Tchiamba-Nzassi District

Villages and townsEdit


  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ M., A. (1885). "Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society (de Londres)". Le Globe. Revue genevoise de géographie (in French). p. 57-60. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  3. ^ Mirela Slukan Altic. "The Croatian explorer Dragutin Lerman (1863-1918), and his contribution to the mapping of Central Africa" (PDF). Institute of Social Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia. p. 1. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  4. ^ Clark & Decalo 2012, p. 256.
  5. ^ "Annuaire Statistique du Congo 2009" (PDF) (in French). Centre National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques (CNSEE). 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2012.


Clark, John Frank; Decalo, Samuel (2012), Historical Dictionary of Republic of the Congo, Scarecrow Press, ISBN 978-0-8108-4919-8, retrieved 2018-01-17

External linksEdit

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