Bandundu is one of the eleven provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It borders the provinces of Kinshasa and Bas - Congo to the west, Equateur to the north, and Kasai - Occidental to the east.
The Capital is also called Bandundu(formerly Banningville).
In 1966, Bandundu was formed by merging the three post-colonial political regions : Kwilu, Kwango, and Mai -ndombe.
Article 2 of the 2005 congolese constitution, which came into effect on 18 febraury 2006, specifies the actual Bandundu province to 3 news provinces : The Kwilu, The Kwango and The Mai - ndombe.
295.658 Km2 area, 9,2 Million inhabitants population - 71% Economic growth - 9.5 Inflation rate - Infant mortality rate: 75 per 1,000 live births(2011)
● Literacy: 66.8%
● Imports from Germany / RDKongo € 113.8 million (2011)
● Exports to Germany / RDKongo: 10.6 M € (2011)
● Natural resources: diamonds, Gold, manganese sulfate, potassium sulfate, Cobalt, Kaolin, Copper, Iron, Mercury
● Hydrocarbons: Oil and Gas
● Industry: Beer (Bandundu) and Palm Oil Industry (Mikwi)
● Agricultural products: coffee, sugar, palm oil, cassava, bananas, The Hevea, Coffee, Cocoa, Sugar Cane.
Potential and Development Asset:
We endeavor to develop human assets toward the goals of heightening levels of professionalism.
● A very young population whose age range is located between 15 to 20 years.
● The good level of education for the entire province and its openness.
● Huge land available that can be used for plowing or for agricultural purposes currently estimated at 1,459,208 ha
● The savanna tree-crops and shrubs
● Permanent meadows and pastures
● A developed communications network (road, water, air)
● A very important forest network
● A major river system.
Bandundu province offers huge energy potential undeveloped among which the most important are:
● The fall of Kakobola (30mW)
● The fall of Bamba (12 Mw)
● The fall of Kitona (12 Mw)
● Micro-power Tembo (500 Kw)
● Microwave Central shakahamba (1.500Kw)
● The Guillaume drop in the Territory of Kasongo - Lunda
● The Marthens drop in the Territory Popokabaka
● The olulu fall in the Territory Oshwe.