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Map of Equateur district in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Basic information about Equateur
Équateur is one of the ten provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is in the north of the country, and bordered the Republic of the Congo to the west, the Central African Republic to the north, to the east the Orientale province, and to the south the Kasai-Oriental, Kasai-Occidental, and Bandundu provinces. The word \Équateur\ is French for the Equator, which lies less than 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south of the provincial capital of Mbandaka, a city on the Congo River.
Cities, towns & villages in Equateur
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BolengeBolenge is a village located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located exactly where the geographic equator intersects the Congo River, formerly the Zaire River. Henry Morton Stanley reputedly stopped at Bolenge during his epic voyage across the central Africa during the 19th century. In (the late 1890s) 1884 a mission station was established at nearby Wangata by the British Livingstone Inland Mission then moved to Bolenge in 1891 by the American Baptist Missionary Union Baptists. In the 1890s the local missionaries Murphy, Sjoblom and Banks were pioneers in bringing world attention to atrocities by Belgian King Leopold's Congo Free State. (Reference \"Mission and State in the Congo\" by David Lagergren 1970.) This mission was acquired in 1899 by the American protestant church c Show Bolengeon the map
BasankusuBasankusu is a town in Équateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is the main town and administrative centre of the Basankusu Territory. In 2004, it had an estimated population of 23,764. It has a gravel airstrip, covered and open markets, a hospital, and two cellphone networks, which were installed in 2006. The town is also known as a centre for bonobo conservation efforts. Despite such developments, most inhabitants live at a subsistence level: hunting, fishing, keeping chickens and keeping a vegetable plot. In 2010, the workers at the local palm plantation would earn an average monthly salary of $40 (US dollars), most others would have much less. Show Basankusuon the map
LisalaLisala is the capital of Mongala Province in northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Congo River flows through the city. Its Cathédrale Saint-Hermès is the cathedral episcopal see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lisala. It is the birthplace of president Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled Congo (which he renamed Zaire) from 1965 to 1997. The population is made up of several different tribal groups, notably Ngombe with minorities of Mongo, Ngandi, Ngwaka and Budja. Show Lisalaon the map
BikoroBikoro is a market town in Équateur Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, lying on Lake Tumba, south of Mbandaka. It is the administrative center of Bikoro Territory.In 2012, the estimated population was 7,426. It was the episcopal see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bikoro (which started as a mission sui iuris in 1931) until its suppression in 1975. Show Bikoroon the map
GemenaGemena is the capital city of Sud-Ubangi Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has a population of 138,527 (2012). The city has a large airport and hosts the 10th integrated Brigade of the new FARDC since 2007. Mobutu Sese Seko's mother, Mama Yemo, died in Gemena in 1971; a vast mausoleum was built in her memory. Show Gemenaon the map
BomongoBomongo is a town in the Équateur Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the headquarters of Bomongo Territory. It lies on the west bank of the Ngiri River.Bomongo is the only town in the Ngiri Reserve, a sparsely populated region of swamp forest between the Ubangi and Congo rivers. Show Bomongoon the map
MbandakaMbandaka, formerly known as Coquilhatville or Coquilhatstad (named after Camille-Aimé Coquilhat), is a city on the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo, lying near the confluence of the Congo and Ruki Rivers. It is the capital of Équateur province. Show Mbandakaon the map
LukolelaLukolela is a town in Équateur District in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Congo River bank. It is opposite the Republic of Congo town of Loukolela. The Lukolela Swamp Rat is named after the town. Show Lukolelaon the map
MankanzaMakanza is a community in the Équateur province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, headquarters of the Makanza Territory. Show Mankanzaon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Equateur
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Ville de ZongoZongo is a city in Sud-Ubangi District in Équateur Province in the northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, lying on the south bank of the Ubangi River, across from Bangui in the Central African Republic. It is linked by ferry to Bangui but has declined in importance as a transport hub since much traffic moved east in the late 1980s. During the 2012-13 Central African Republic conflict, refugees from the Central African Republic capital of Bangui, including many family members of President François Bozizé, fled here after the capital fell to Séléka rebels on 24 March 2013.Show on map
Province de l’ÉquateurÉquateur Province is one of the 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Specified under Article 2 of the country's 2006 Constitution, the new province was finally created in 2015 from Équateur District and the independently administered city of Mbandaka, both part of the larger, pre-2015 Équateur province.Show on map
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MonkotoMonkoto is a territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located in Tshuapa Province. The village of Monkoto 20°41′10″E / 1.74444°S 20.68611°E) is within Monkoto Territory. It is on the Momboyo river and is served by Monkoto Airport.Show on map
LibengeLibenge is a town in Sud-Ubangi Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Congolese politician Léon Kengo was born in town in 1935.Show on map
BokunguBokungo is a territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located in Tshuapa Province.Show on map
DjoluDjolu is a territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located in Tshuapa Province.Show on map
Different buildings in Equateur
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Libenge AirportLibenge Airport (IATA: LIE, ICAO: FZFA) is an airport serving the town of Libenge in Democratic Republic of the Congo. The runway has an additional 500 metres (1,600 ft) cleared ground overrun on the southern end. The Libenge Non-directional beacon (LIB) is located on the airfield.Show on map
Gbadolite AirportGbadolite Airport (French: Aéroport de Gbadolite) (IATA: BDT, ICAO: FZFD) is an airport serving Gbadolite, the capital of the Nord-Ubangi District in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The airport is at the village of Moanda, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southwest of Gbadolite.Show on map
Bumbar AirportBumba Airport (IATA: BMB, ICAO: FZFU) is an airport serving the city of Bumba in Équateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Bumba (BBA) NDB is located 7.4 kilometres (4.6 mi) east of the runway.Show on map
Mbandaka AirportMbandaka Airport (French: Aéroport de Mbandaka) (IATA: MDK, ICAO: FZEA) is an airport serving Mbandaka, the capital city of the Equateur District in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Show on map
Abumumbazi AirportAbumumbazi Airport (ICAO: FZFE) is an airport serving the town of Abumumbazi, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The runway is on the north side of the town.Show on map
Lisala AirportLisala Airport (IATA: LIQ, ICAO: FZGA) is an airport serving Lisala, the capital of the Mongala District in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Show on map
Boende AirportBoende Airport (IATA: BNB, ICAO: FZGN) is an airport serving the town of Boende in Équateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.Show on map
Basankusu AirportBasankusu Airstrip (IATA: BSU, ICAO: FZEN) is an airport serving Basankusu in Équateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.Show on map
Bokungu AirportBokungu Airport (ICAO: FZGF) is an airport serving Bokungu in Équateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.Show on map
Lombo AirportLombo Airport is a small airport serving the town of Lombo, Democratic Republic of the Congo.Show on map
Beongo AirportBeongo Airport (ICAO: FZEO) is an airport serving Beongo, Democratic Republic of the Congo.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Equateur
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Lac NtombaLake Tumba (or Ntomba) is a shallow lake in northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the Bikoro Territory of Équateur Province. The lake covers about 765 square kilometres (295 sq mi) depending on the season, connected via the Irebu channel with the Congo River. Water may flow into or out of the lake through this channel depending on the floods. Lake Tumba has 114 species of fish and supports important fisheries.The lake lies at the center of the area, designated a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention in 2008.Show on map
LoporiThe Lopori river is a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Lopori, and the Maringa River to the south, join near Basankusu to form the Lulonga River, a tributary of the Congo River.The Lopori / Maringa basin is called the forest Landscape, an area of great ecological importance.Show on map
LulongaThe Lulonga is a river in the Equateur province of Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is about 200 km long from its beginning at the town of Basankusu. There the Lopori and the Maringa join to form the Lulonga. The Lulonga river flows into the Congo River at the town Lulonga.Show on map