Fizi Territory

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Fizi
Fizi is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Fizi
Fizi
Location in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coordinates: 4°18′4″S 28°56′39″E / 4.30111°S 28.94417°E / -4.30111; 28.94417
Country Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Democratic Republic of the Congo
Admin. division Sud-Kivu
Government
 • Territory Administrator M. Mulenge Ayunwe Kibalo
Area
 • Total 41,745 km2 (16,118 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 405,255
National language Kibembe

Fizi is a territory in the South of Sud-Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, bordering the South Kivu territories of Uvira, Mwenga and Shabunda to the North, Lake Tanganyika in the East, and the provinces Katanga in the South and Maniema in the West.

The predominant language in the territory is Kibembe

Geography[edit]

The Fizi Territory is located in the South of the province, on the shore of Lake Tanganyika.

Administrative division[edit]

Collectivities within the Fizi territory include

Towns[edit]

Baraka is the main town of Fizi Territory, composed of three municipalities (Baraka, Katanga and Kalundja). Since 1892, it became the first entity in the urban model in the province of South Kivu.[1]

History[edit]

The region has had a long history of independence from Kinshasa. It was the location of the maquis set up by Laurent-Désiré Kabila in 1967,[2] as well as the birthplace of his son and current President Joseph Kabila. Throughout much of the Second Congo War, the town was contested by numerous armed groups.[3]

Politics[edit]

Fizi Territory is represented in the National Assembly by three deputies:

Notes and references[edit]

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Coordinates: 4°18′4″S 28°56′39″E / 4.30111°S 28.94417°E / -4.30111; 28.94417