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Matadi

Administration
Full nameMatadi
CountryDemocratic Republic of the Congo
ProvinceKongo Central
Government
MayorJean Marc Nzayidio
Demography
Total Population245862 (2004)

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Matadi is the chief sea port of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the capital of the province Kongo Central. It has a population of 245,862 (2004). Matadi is situated on the left bank of the Congo River 148 km (92 miles) from the mouth and 8 km (5 miles) below the last navigable point before rapids make the river impassable for a long stretch upriver. It was founded by Sir Henry Morton Stanley in 1879.


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