Pool Department

Pool (Kongo: Mpumbu, Nsundi, Mbula Ntangu[2][3]) is a department of the Republic of the Congo in the southeastern part of the country. It borders the departments of Bouenza, Lékoumou, and Plateaux. Internationally, it borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It also surrounds the commune district of the national capital, Brazzaville.

Pool
Mpumbu, Nsundi or Mbula Ntangu
Rive nord du Pool Malebo.JPG
Pool, department of the Republic of the Congo
Pool, department of the Republic of the Congo
CountryRepublic of the Congo
CapitalKinkala
Area
 • Total33,955 km2 (13,110 sq mi)
Population
 (2007 census)
 • Total236,595
 • Density7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)
HDI (2018)0.484[1]
low · 12th of 12

The regional capital is Kinkala. Principal towns include Boko, Kindamba and Mindouli. In the early 2000s, the Pool region was the home of a low-level insurgency led by Pasteur Ntumi. Ninety percent of the Lari live in this department, and they constitute the majority of the population.

The region is named after the Pool Malebo (formerly Stanley Pool), a particularly wide stretch of the Congo River here.

Districts of Pool

Administrative divisionsEdit

Pool Department is divided into thirteen districts:

  1. Kinkala District
  2. Boko District
  3. Mindouli District
  4. Kindamba District
  5. Goma Tsé-Tsé District
  6. Mayama District
  7. Ngabé District
  8. Mbanza–Ndounga District
  9. Louingui District
  10. Loumo District
  11. Ignié District
  12. Vindza District
  13. Kimba District

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ William Graham Lister Randles, L’ancien royaume du Congo des origines à la fin du XIXe siècle, Éditions de l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales, 2013, p. 44
  3. ^ Jean Félix YEKOKA, L’HOMME ET SA TERRE AU PAYS DE BOKO-SONGHO DU XVIIe AU DEBUT DU XXIe SIECLES, UNIVERSITE MARIEN NGOUABI - FACULTE DES LETTRES ET DES SCIENCES HUMAINES FORMATION DOCTORALE « HISTOIRE ET CIVILISATIONS AFRICAINES » (HCA), 2013, p. 36

Coordinates: 3°34′S 14°46′E / 3.567°S 14.767°E / -3.567; 14.767