Uvira

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Uvira
View of Uvira and Mitumba Mountains to the west
View of Uvira and Mitumba Mountains to the west
Uvira is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Uvira
Uvira
Coordinates: 3°22′12″S 29°08′24″E / 3.37000°S 29.14000°E / -3.37000; 29.14000
Country  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Province Sud-Kivu Province
Elevation 746 m (2,448 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 378,736

Uvira is a city in Sud-Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, located at the extreme north end of Lake Tanganyika. There is a lake port called Kalundu at the southern end of the town, which provides links by boat to Kalemie, Kigoma in Tanzania,Pulungu in Zambia and Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi.

The town is linked by road to Bukavu and Bujumbura. The town is 120 km from the city of Bukavu, the capital of Sud-Kivu, 60 km from the territory of Fizi. Uvira is a Roman-Catholic diocese, a suffragan of the archdiocese of Bukavu.

History[edit]

Uvira was the former capital of Sud-Kivu Subregion, which was part of the Kivu region during the Mobutu era. Following the creation of Sud-Kivu as a province, the capital was transferred to Bukavu.

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Coordinates: 3°24′S 29°09′E / 3.400°S 29.150°E / -3.400; 29.150