in Bas-Congo Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-5.851 and 13.054 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -5° 51' 3" and E 13° 3' 13"
Currency and Currency Code:
Franc - CDF
Spoken languages:
French, Lingala, Kongo
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 07:08 AM (Thursday)
Timezone: Africa/Kinshasa
UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:16 am and 6:03 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
4.690 and -160.409 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Matanibike Village
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Current travel safety evaluation for Democratic Republic of the Congo in Middle Africa

Safety Score: 4,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Democratic Republic of the Congo. Last Update: 2021-06-16 08:28:49

Discover Boma

Boma in Bas-Congo Province is a city in Democratic Republic of the Congo about 188 mi (or 302 km) south-west of Kinshasa, the country's capital city.

Local time in Boma is now 07:08 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named Africa / Kinshasa with an UTC offset of one hour. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Boma. The closest is airport we know is Boma Airport in Kiribati in a distance of 1 mi (or 1 km). Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Matadi, Cabinda, Mbanza Congo, Pointe-Noire and Nkayi. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 28°C / 83 °F

Morning Temperature 22°C / 71 °F
Evening Temperature 28°C / 82 °F
Night Temperature 23°C / 73 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 59%
Air Pressure 1014 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (3 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 98% of sky
General Conditions Overcast clouds

Friday, 25th of June 2021

33°C (91 °F)
23°C (74 °F)
Few clouds, gentle breeze.

Saturday, 26th of June 2021

31°C (88 °F)
23°C (73 °F)
Overcast clouds, gentle breeze.

Sunday, 27th of June 2021

32°C (89 °F)
22°C (72 °F)
Scattered clouds, light breeze.

Videos from this area

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Augustine NGALI chantée par Alex Djamoule et The First in Boma.

Published: October 20, 2013
Length: 59:27 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Dragon004TADI

Boma charmé par les anciens succès interprétés par Djamoule Alex KABAMBA...

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Congo Free State

The Congo Free State (French: État indépendant du Congo) was a large area in Central Africa that was privately controlled by Leopold II, King of the Belgians.

Located at -5.85, 13.05 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Belgian colonisation in Africa, Former Belgian colonies, Former colonies in Africa, States and territories established in 1885, 1908 disestablishments, Political history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Human rights abuses, Democides, Genocides, Congo Free State

Boma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Boma is a port town, on the Congo River some 100 km upstream from the Atlantic Ocean, in the Bas-Congo province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As of 2009 it had an estimated population of 527,725. Boma was the capital city of the Congo Free State and Belgian Congo (the modern Democratic Republic of the Congo) from 1 May 1886 to 1926, when the capital was moved to Léopoldville. The port handles exports of tropical timber, bananas, cacao, and palm products.

Located at -5.85, 13.05 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Boma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Communities on the Congo River, Populated places in Bas-Congo

Boma Airport

Boma Airport is an airport serving Boma, in the Bas-Congo province in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Located at -5.85417, 13.0636 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Boma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Fort de Shinkakasa

The Fort de Shinkakasa was a fortification built in the Congo Free State to defend access to the Congo river in 1891. It is located about 1.5 kilometres west of Boma. The fort was designed by the Belgian engineer, General Henri Alexis Brialmont. The fort was built by the Congo Free State to prevent an advance on the Congo, particularly by Portugal, who occupied neighboring Angola.

Located at -5.85722, 13.0292 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures in the Republic of the Congo, Brialmont forts

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Boma.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Boma, Бома, BOA, ボーマ, Mboma, 보마, Bóma, 博馬