Isangi Territory

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Isangi
Isangi is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Isangi
Isangi
Coordinates: 0°47′07″N 24°27′10″E / 0.7852°N 24.4528°E / 0.7852; 24.4528Coordinates: 0°47′07″N 24°27′10″E / 0.7852°N 24.4528°E / 0.7852; 24.4528
Country Democratic Republic of Congo
District Tshopo
National language Swahili

Isangi is a territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located in the Tshopo District to the west of Kisangani, and mostly to the south of the Congo River. The largest community is Yangambi. Other communities are Isangi, Ligasa and Yanonge.[1] The village of Yaboila was the scene of the murder in 1905 by Topoke people of two white officers of the Lomami Company, which led to severe reprisals.[2]

According to the 1984 Census, the Topoke people accounted for 52.38% of the population of Isangi, or 128,613 out of 245,548 total inhabitants.[2]

Politics[edit]

Results of the DRC presidential election of 2011 for Isangi Territory:

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

  • Dieudonné Bolengetenge (MSR)
  • Albert Botombula (AFDC)
  • Jacques Asumani (UNADEF)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carte des Districts et Territoires de l'ORIENTALE". Reliefweb. October 2002. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  2. ^ a b Boingaoli, Bilusa Baila (1993). "Recherche sur l'identité ethnique du peuple Topoke (haut-zaire)". Civilizations 41. ISSN 2032-0442. Retrieved 2011-10-08.