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Zinga, Lobaye

Coordinates: 3°43′N 18°35′E / 3.717°N 18.583°E / 3.717; 18.583
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Trainwreck in Zinga
Trainwreck in Zinga
Zinga is located in Central African Republic
Location in Central African Republic
Coordinates: 3°43′N 18°35′E / 3.717°N 18.583°E / 3.717; 18.583
Country Central African Republic

Zinga is a town on the Oubangui River in the Central African Republic. The town stretches roughly 1 km long and 300 m wide. It is known for its wooden buildings and as a ferry port, from which boats sail to Bangui and Brazzaville.


Zinga around 1900

France seized Zinga from Germany on 8 August 1914.[1] In the 1920s, the French colonial government built a 6 KM railway linking Zinga and Mongo. However, the railways stop operating in 1960.[2] The former railway was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on April 11, 2006 in the Cultural category.[2]


Zinga has one health center.[3]

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  1. ^ Rius, Juan Fandos; Bradshaw, Richard (2016). Historical Dictionary of the Central African Republic. Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. p. iv. ISBN 9780810879928.
  2. ^ a b Les vestiges du train de Zinga - UNESCO World Heritage Centre Retrieved 2009-03-24.
  3. ^ World Health Organization (March 2017). Enquête rapide sur l'estimation des besoins de santé des populations affectées par la crise en République Centrafricaine en 2016 (PDF) (Report). p. S. Retrieved 28 May 2023.