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La Gombe (Kinshasa)

Commune de Gombe

Gombe on a map of Kinshasa communes

Kinshasa city-province on a map of the DRC

Coordinates: 04°18′11″S 15°18′12″E / 4.30306°S 15.30333°E / -4.30306; 15.30333Coordinates: 04°18′11″S 15°18′12″E / 4.30306°S 15.30333°E / -4.30306; 15.30333[1]

Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Province Kinshasa
District Lukunga
 • Total 29.33 km2 (11.32 sq mi)
Population (2004 est.)
 • Total 32,373
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)

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

It is also known as La Gombe and was formerly known as Kalina (after the lieutenant, E. Kallina). Gombe is bounded on the north by the Congo River and in the south by the Boulevard du 30 Juin.

Gombe is both a residential area and Kinshasa's business district.

Government and infrastructure

It also houses some of the DRC's principal governing bodies, including the Palais de la Nation and the Banque Centrale du Congo on the Boulevard Colonel Tshatshi. Various ministries, diplomatic and media organizations are also situated there.

The offices of Kinshasa's governor are located in Gombe, making it the capital of Kinshasa Province.

The Direction Générale de Migration (DGM) of the Ministry of the Interior and Security is in Gombe.[3]


Stellar Airways has its head office in Gombe.[4]


Historical population of Gombe, Kinshasa
Year 19671970198420032004
Population 17,89022,61517,36031,30732,373


See also

Democratic Republic of the Congo portal

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