Provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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In July 1960, there were six provinces in the Belgian Congo: Leopoldville Province, Equateur Province, Province Orientale, Kivu Province, Katanga Province, and Kasai Province. Kivu Province existed from 1933 to 1962 (under the name Province de Costermansville until 1947, from the name of its capital) and from 1966 to 1988.

There are currently ten provinces and one city-province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo:

Current provinces (number on map corresponds to list)
Map# Province Capital Time
Zone
1. Bandundu Bandundu WAT
2. Bas-Congo Matadi WAT
3. Équateur Mbandaka WAT
4. Kasai-Occidental Kananga CAT
5. Kasai-Oriental Mbuji-Mayi CAT
6. Katanga Lubumbashi CAT
7. Kinshasa (city-province) Kinshasa WAT
8. Maniema Kindu CAT
9. Nord-Kivu Goma CAT
10. Orientale Kisangani CAT
11. Sud-Kivu Bukavu CAT

Proposed provinces[edit]

Article 2[1] of the 2005 Congolese Constitution,[2] which came into effect on 18 February 2006, specifies twenty-five new provinces while retaining the capital city/province of Kinshasa. This new territorial organization was scheduled to take effect within thirty-six months of the new constitution's promulgation. It did not.

The twenty-five provinces denoted by the 2005 constitution are as follows: Bas-Uele, Equateur, Haut-Lomami, Haut-Katanga, Haut-Uele, Ituri, Kasai, Kasai Oriental, Kongo central, Kwango, Kwilu, Lomami, Lualaba, Lulua, MaiNdombe, Maniema, Mongala, Nord-Kivu, Nord-Ubangi, Sankuru, Sud Kivu, Sud Ubangi, Tanganyika, Tshopo, Tshuapa. [3]

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