in Bas-Congo Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-4.997 and 12.948 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -4° 59' 49" and E 12° 56' 54"
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: 06:57 AM (Monday)
Timezone: Africa/Kinshasa
UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:17 am and 6:08 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: 3,9 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: 2020-07-05 07:21:14

Delve into Tshela

Tshela in Bas-Congo Province with it's 38,845 habitants is a city located in Democratic Republic of the Congo about 169 mi (or 272 km) west of Kinshasa, the country's capital town.

Current time in Tshela is now 06:57 AM (Monday). The local timezone is named Africa / Kinshasa with an UTC offset of one hour. We know of 8 airports closer to Tshela. The closest is airport we know is Loubomo Airport in Brazil in a distance of 58 mi (or 94 km). Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Dolisie, Nkayi, Cabinda, Matadi and Madingou. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 29°C / 84 °F

Morning Temperature 21°C / 69 °F
Evening Temperature 23°C / 73 °F
Night Temperature 19°C / 66 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 50%
Air Pressure 1013 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (2 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 93% of sky
General Conditions Overcast clouds

Tuesday, 7th of July 2020

28°C (83 °F)
19°C (65 °F)
Broken clouds, light breeze.

Wednesday, 8th of July 2020

32°C (90 °F)
19°C (67 °F)
Sky is clear, calm, clear sky.

Thursday, 9th of July 2020

31°C (87 °F)
20°C (68 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

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.


Tshela (or Tsela) is the main town of Bas-fleuve district, in Bas-Congo Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It was the birthplace of Joseph Kasa-Vubu, the first president of the Republic of Congo, after independence from Belgium, in 1960. The town was linked to the port of Boma, Congo by an isolated narrow gauge railway, the Mayumbe Line. This 610mm gauge line lasted from 1889–1984.

Located at -4.96667, 12.9333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Bas-Congo

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know: