Pool Department

Mpumbu, Nsundi or Mbula Ntangu
Pool, department of the Republic of the Congo
Pool, department of the Republic of the Congo
CountryRepublic of the Congo
 • Total33,955 km2 (13,110 sq mi)
(2007 census)
 • Total236,595
 • Density7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)
HDI (2018)0.484
low · 12th of 12

Pool (Kongo: Mpumbu, Nsundi, Mbula Ntangu) is a department of the Republic of the Congo in the southeastern part of the country. It borders the departments of Bouenza, Lékoumou, and Plateaux. Internationally, it borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It also surrounds the commune district of the national capital, Brazzaville.

The regional capital is Kinkala. Principal towns include Boko, Kindamba and Mindouli. In the early 2000s, the Pool region was the home of a low-level insurgency led by Pasteur Ntumi. The inhabitants of this department are the Kongo, the Téké and the Native population (Pygmies).

The region is named after the Pool Malebo (formerly Stanley Pool), a particularly wide stretch of the Congo River here.

Districts of Pool

Administrative divisions

Pool Department is divided into thirteen districts:

  1. Kinkala District
  2. Boko District
  3. Mindouli District
  4. Kindamba District
  5. Goma Tsé-Tsé District
  6. Mayama District
  7. Ngabé District
  8. Mbanza–Ndounga District
  9. Louingui District
  10. Loumo District
  11. Ignié District
  12. Vindza District
  13. Kimba District

3°34′S 14°46′E / 3.567°S 14.767°E / -3.567; 14.767

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