Butembo is a city in North Kivu, in the north eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, lying west of the Virunga National Park. Until the Congo Civil War, it was an important commercial centre with a large market, a cathedral, a small hospital, and an airport, lying in an area known for tea and coffee growing. As of 2010 it had an estimated population of 200,000.
Overview [ edit ]
The city is home to the 2nd Integrated Brigade of the
Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. [1 ]
Université Catholique du Graben (UCG) is located in Butembo. It was founded in 1989. [2 ]
In 2006 Hotel de Butembo was finished. An expensive hotel when compared to the living standards, but a very safe place to stay for foreigners. As of 2007, Butembo (and surroundings) can be seen in detail in Google Maps.
Sources and references [ edit ]
^ MONUC via Reliefweb, RD Congo : Rapport mensuel des droits de l'homme - juillet 2007
^ Université Catholique du Graben (website)
Coordinates: 0°09′N 29°17′E / 0.150°N 29.283°E