Bas-Uele District

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Bas-Uele District
Location of Bas-Uele district in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Location of Bas-Uele district in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coordinates: 2°48′09″N 24°44′01″E / 2.802456°N 24.733658°E / 2.802456; 24.733658Coordinates: 2°48′09″N 24°44′01″E / 2.802456°N 24.733658°E / 2.802456; 24.733658
Country Democratic Republic of Congo
Province Orientale
National language Lingala

Bas-Uele District is a district located in Orientale Province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Administration[edit]

Bas-Uele lies in the north-east of the DRC on the Uele River (the French name for the district means "Lower Uele"). The district includes the Aleti, Ango, Bambesa, Bondo, Buta and Poko territories.].[1] The capital of the district is the town of Buta.[2]

People[edit]

Most of the inhabitants of the Bas-Uele province, with a population of 900,000 in 2007, are Boa people. They live mainly through subsistence farming and hunting, with some river commerce.[3]

Proposed province[edit]

The new province was specified in the country's 2005 Constitution (effective 18 February 2006).[4] It was to be created within 36 months (by 18 February 2009).[5] However, progress was slow.[6] As of October 2010, this had not taken place.[7]

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