(formerly Congo Centrale
, then Bas-Congo
) is a province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
. At the time of the independence of the Democratic Republic Republic of the Congo, the province was part of the greater province of Leopoldville
, along with the current provinces of Kinshasa
. It is the only province with a coastline (Atlantic Ocean), and its provincial capital is Matadi
. The province borders Kinshasa
to the north-east, Kwango
to the east, and the Republic of Angola
to the south.
The only other official city is Boma
. Other towns include Banana
. In legal terms, Muanda is mainly a territory of the City of Boma, but also a town (territories take their names from the name of their main town). Banana is a town in the territory of Muanda.