Mont Ngafula

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

Mont Ngafula
Commune de Mont Ngafula
Mont Ngafula on map of Kinshasa city-province
Kinshasa city-province on map of DR Congo
Kinshasa city-province on map of DR Congo
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 DR Congo
City-ProvinceKinshasa
Area
 • Total358.92 km2 (138.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2004 est.)
 • Total261,004
 • Density730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)

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.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population of Mont Ngafula
Year19671970198420032004
Population2,04029,81152,820252,412261,004

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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). Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  3. ^ Nzuzi, Francis Lelo (2008). Kinshasa: ville et environnement. Editions L'Harmattan. p. 132. ISBN 978-2-296-06080-7.