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ID: 1001144
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Bas-Congo (province)  Bas-Congo (province)

Coordinates:
Lat: 05 30 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -5.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 014 30 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 14.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Formerly united with Bandundu as Kinshasa province; produces timber, cement, petroleum, palm products, sugarcane & cattle; province received a large number of immigrants from Angola in the 1960s; road system joins main towns.

Names:
Bas-Congo (preferred,C,V)  ............ name changed in 1998
Bas-Congo, Province du (C,V,display)
Bas-Zaïre (H,V)
Lower Zaire (H,O)
Kongo-Central (H,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Democratic Republic of the Congo (nation)  ........  Democratic Republic of the Congo (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Bas-Congo (province)  ............  Bas-Congo (province) (P)

Place Types:
province (preferred, C)  ............  since 1962
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Bas-Congo..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  USBGN Bulletin 16 (1998)
Bas-Congo, Province du..........  [VP]
.........................................  USBGN Bulletin 16 (1998)
Bas-Zaïre..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) I, 930
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 91
Kongo-Central..........  [VP]
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 122
Lower Zaire..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) I, 930
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) I, 930
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 91
..................  USBGN Bulletin 16 (1998)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 122
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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