Districts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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The provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are divided into 26 districts. These in turn are divided into territories or communes.

Planned reorganization[edit]

The 2006 constitution planned to convert many of the districts into provinces under a decentralization program. However, progress was slow.[1] In October 2007 the Minister for Decentralization, Denis Kalume Numbi, presented a bill for Decentralization in the National Assembly. The subsequent debate turned up a variety of issues that first had to be addressed with changes to related laws.[2] In an October 2010 conclave of the ruling AMP coalition, it was proposed to revise Article 226, which calls for the creation of 26 provinces out of the current 11, in order to allow more time for the transition.[3] In September 2011 the position of "Minister of Decentralization" was abolished.[4]

Districts and territories[edit]

The provinces of Maniema, Nord-Kivu and Sub-Kivu are not divided into districts. These three provinces and all districts are divided into territories. Most provinces also include cities, divided into communes, independent of the districts. Districts and cities, other than the capital city of Kinshasa, and their territories or communes are:[5]

District or City Type Province Proposed Province Territories and communes
Maniema Maniema Kabambare, Kailo, Kasongo, Kibombo, Lubutu, Pangi, Punia
North Kivu North Kivu Beni, Lubero, Masisi, Nyiragongo, Rutshuru, Walikale
South Kivu South Kivu Fizi, Idjwi, Kabare, Kalehe, Mwenga, Shabunda, Uvira, Walungu
Bandundu City Bandundu Mai-Ndombe Disasi, Basoko, Mayoyo
Bas-Fleuve District District Bas-Congo Kongo Central Lukula, Seke-Banza, Tshela
Bas-Uele District District Orientale Bas-Uele Aketi, Ango, Bambesa, Bondo, Buta, Gwane, Poko
Beni City North Kivu North Kivu Beni, Bungulu, Ruwenzori, Muhekera
Boma City Bas-Congo Kongo Central Kabondo, Kalamu, Nzadi, Moanda Territory
Bukavu City South Kivu South Kivu Bagira, Ibanda, Kadutu, Kasha
Butembo City North Kivu North Kivu
Cataractes District District Bas-Congo Kongo Central Luozi, Mbanza-Ngungu, Songololo
Équateur District District Équateur Équateur Basankusu, Bikoro, Bolomba, Bomongo, Ingende, Lukolela, Makanza
Gbadolite City Équateur Nord-Ubangi Gbadolite, Molegbe, Nganza
Goma City North Kivu North Kivu Goma, Karisimbi
Haut-Katanga District District Katanga Haut-Katanga Kambove, Kasenga, Kipushi, Mitwaba, Pweto, Sakania
Haut-Lomami District District Katanga Haut-Lomami Bukama, Kabongo, Kamina, Kanyama, Malemba-Nkulu
Haut-Uele District District Orientale Haut-Uele Dungu, Faradje, Niangara, Rungu, Wamba, Watsa
Ituri District District Orientale Ituri Aru, Djugu, Irumu, Mahagi, Mambasa
Kabinda District District Kasai-Oriental Lomami Gandajika, Kabinda, Kamiji, Lubao, Luilu
Kananga City Kasai-Occidental Lulua Kananga, Katoka, Lukonga, Ndesha, Nganza
Kasaï District District Kasai-Occidental Kasai Dekese, Ilebo, Kamonia, Luebo, Mweka, Tshikapa
Kikwit City Bandundu Kwilu Kazamba, Lukemi, Lukolela, Nzida
Kindu City Maniema Maniema Alungili, Kasuku, Mikelenge
Kisangani City Orientale Tshopo Kabondo, Kisangani, Lubunga, Makiso, Mangobo, Tshopo
Kolwezi City Katanga Lualaba Dilala, Manika
Kolwezi District District Katanga Lualaba Lubudi, Mutshatsha, Dilala, Manika
Kwango District District Bandundu Kwango Feshi, Kahemba, Kasongo-Lunda, Kenge, Kisandji, Popokabaka
Kwilu District District Bandundu Kwilu Bagata, Bulungu, Eolo, Gungu, Idiofa, Kalo, Kikwit, Kilembe, Mangai, Masi-Manimba, Musenge Munene, Nkara, Sedzo, Zaba
Likasi City Katanga Haut-Katanga Panda, Kikula, Likasi, Tshituru
Lualaba District District Katanga Lualaba Dilolo, Kapanga, Sandoa
Lubumbashi City Katanga Haut-Katanga Annexe, Kamalondo, Kampemba, Katuba, Kenya, Lubumbashi, Rwashi
Lukaya District District Bas-Congo Kongo Central Kasangulu, Kimvula, Madimba
Lulua District District Kasai-Occidental Lulua Demba, Dibaya, Dimbelenge, Kazumba, Luiza
Mai-Ndombe District District Bandundu Mai-Ndombe Bokoro, Inongo, Kiri, Kutu, Nioki, Oshwe
Matadi City Bas-Congo Kongo Central Matadi, Nzanza, Mvuzi
Mbandaka City Équateur Équateur Mbandaka, Wangata
Mbuji-Mayi City Kasai-Oriental Kasai-Oriental Bipemba, Dibindi, Diulu, Kanshi, Muya
Mongala District District Équateur Mongala Bumba, Bongandanga, Lisala
Mwene-Ditu City Kasai-Oriental Lomami Bondoyi, Musadi, Mwene-Ditu
Nord-Ubangi District District Équateur Nord-Ubangi Businga, Bosobolo, Mobayi-Mbongo, Yakoma
Plateaux District District Bandundu Mai-Ndombe Bolobo, Kwamouth, Mushie, Yumbi
Sankuru District District Kasai-Oriental Sankuru Katako-Kombe, Kole, Lodja, Lomela, Lubefu, Lusambo
Sud-Ubangi District District Équateur Sud-Ubangi Budjala, Gemena, Kungu, Libenge
Tanganyika District District Katanga Tanganyika Kabalo, Kalemie, Kongolo, Manono, Moba, Nyunzu
Tshikapa City Kasai-Occidental Kasai Dibumba I, Dibumba II, Kanzala, Mabondo, Mbumba
Tshilenge District District Kasai-Oriental Kasai-Oriental Kabeya-Kamwanga, Katanda, Luhatahata, Miabi, Tshilenge
Tshopo District District Orientale Tshopo Bafwasende, Banalia, Basoko, Isangi, Opala, Ubundu, Yahuma
Tshuapa District District Équateur Tshuapa Befale, Boende, Bokungu, Djolu, Ikela, Monkoto
Zongo City Équateur Sud-Ubangi Nzulu, Wango

Kinshasa[edit]

The city of Kinshasa is divided into four districts and 24 communes:[6]

District Communes
Funa District Bandalungwa, Bumbu, Kalamu, Kasa-Vubu, Makala, Ngiri-Ngiri, Selembao
Lukunga District Barumbu, Gombe, Kinshasa, Kintambo, Lingwala, Mont Ngafula, Ngaliema
Mont Amba District Kisenso, Lemba, Limete, Matete, Ngaba
Tshangu District Kimbanseke, Maluku, Masina, Ndjili, Nsele

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo Kinshasa)". Statoids. Retrieved 2011-11-22. 
  2. ^ "La décentralisation dans l'impasse". Le Potentiel. 23 October 2007. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  3. ^ JASON STEARNS (October 12, 2010). "The AMP conclave: Another step towards 2011 elections". Retrieved 2011-11-23. 
  4. ^ Alex Engwete (September 12, 2011). "Limited cabinet reshuffle". Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  5. ^ X. Blaes, PNUD-SIG (October 2008). "Découpage administratif de la République Démocratique du Congo". UNOCHA and PNUD. Retrieved 2011-11-22. 
  6. ^ "Kinshasa Province". AfDevInfo.