/keuh nahng"geuh/, n.
a city in central Zaire. 595,954. Formerly, Luluabourg.

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formerly (until 1972)  Luluabourg  

      city, south-central Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo), situated just east of the Lulua River, a tributary of the Kasai. It is on road and rail routes to Lubumbashi (southeast) and the Kasai River port of Ilebo (northwest) and has air links to those and other Congolese cities. It was named Luluabourg in 1884 by a German explorer and became a military post that was the scene in 1895 of a widespread revolt of African troops against the Belgians. Luluabourg succeeded Lusambo as the capital of the Kasai region in 1950. A main commercial centre, the city now serves an area producing diamonds (around Tshikapa to the southwest), livestock, and large quantities of coffee and cotton. Palm oil, rice, cassava, peanuts (groundnuts), bananas, and pineapples are also processed in the city. Other industries include brewing and printing. Kananga is the site of a national museum and a teacher-training college. Since Congo's independence (1960), the city's population has grown rapidly; the original name was restored in 1972. Pop. (2004 est.) 720,362.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Kananga — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Kananga (homonymie). Ville de Kananga Luluabourg, Luluaburg Administration Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Kananga — La ciudad congoleña de Kananga es una ciudad ubicada en la zona sur, cerca de la frontera con Angola, en las márgenes del río Lulua. Sus coordenadas geográficas son 05°53′28″S 22°23′46″E /  5.89111 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Kananga — Original name in latin Kananga Name in other language KGA, Kananga, Kanange, Lulua, Luluabourg, Кананга State code CD Continent/City Africa/Lubumbashi longitude 5.89624 latitude 22.41659 altitude 643 Population 463546 Date 2012 06 05 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Kananga — Kanạnga,   Hauptstadt der Region West Kasai, Kongo (Kinshasa), 393 000 Einwohner; Sitz eines katholischen Erzbischofs; Regionalmuseum (traditionelle afrikanische Kunst); Handelszentrum eines Baumwollanbaugebiets am mittleren Lulua; Textil und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Kananga — or formerly Luluabourg geographical name city S central Democratic Republic of the Congo population 371,862 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Kananga — ► C. del centro S de Zaire, cap. de la región de Kasai Occidental; 301 349 h …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Kananga — Luluabourg stor …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

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