Watsa

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Watsa
Watsa is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Watsa
Watsa
Coordinates: 3°02′14″N 29°32′08″E / 3.03716°N 29.53551°E / 3.03716; 29.53551Coordinates: 3°02′14″N 29°32′08″E / 3.03716°N 29.53551°E / 3.03716; 29.53551
Country Democratic Republic of Congo
Province Province Orientale
Territory Watsa

Watsa is a community in Province Orientale of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, administrative center of the Watsa Territory.

Watsa was the location of the VI battalion of the Force Publique in the 1940s and 1950s.[1]

Between 1998 and 2000, co-circulating Marburg virus and Ravn virus caused 154 cases of Marburg virus disease and 128 deaths among illegal gold miners in Watsa and the nearby Durba Mine.[2] In January and February 2011 the Lords Resistance Army attacked people in the territories of Dungu, Faradje, Niangara and Watsa, causing 33,000 people to be displaced. They were slow to return due to the feeble response of government security forces.[3]

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical monsoon (Am).[4]

Climate data for Watsa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.8
(87.4)
31.1
(88)
30.5
(86.9)
29.6
(85.3)
28.7
(83.7)
27.8
(82)
26.6
(79.9)
26.7
(80.1)
27.7
(81.9)
28.5
(83.3)
29.5
(85.1)
30.2
(86.4)
28.98
(84.17)
Daily mean °C (°F) 24.2
(75.6)
24.5
(76.1)
24.4
(75.9)
24
(75)
23.3
(73.9)
22.7
(72.9)
22
(72)
21.9
(71.4)
22.3
(72.1)
22.9
(73.2)
23.5
(74.3)
23.9
(75)
23.3
(73.95)
Average low °C (°F) 17.7
(63.9)
18
(64)
18.3
(64.9)
18.4
(65.1)
18
(64)
17.6
(63.7)
17.4
(63.3)
17.2
(63)
17
(63)
17.3
(63.1)
17.5
(63.5)
17.6
(63.7)
17.67
(63.77)
Precipitation mm (inches) 45
(1.77)
57
(2.24)
122
(4.8)
196
(7.72)
193
(7.6)
179
(7.05)
184
(7.24)
234
(9.21)
201
(7.91)
213
(8.39)
126
(4.96)
50
(1.97)
1,800
(70.86)
Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 1022m)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Janssens, Émile (1979). Histoire de la Force Publique. x: Ghesquière & Partners Éditeurs. pp. 239–240. 
  2. ^ Bausch, D. G.; Nichol, S. T.; Muyembe-Tamfum, J. J.; Borchert, M.; Rollin, P. E.; Sleurs, H.; Campbell, P.; Tshioko, F. K.; Roth, C.; Colebunders, R.; Pirard, P.; Mardel, S.; Olinda, L. A.; Zeller, H.; Tshomba, A.; Kulidri, A.; Libande, M. L.; Mulangu, S.; Formenty, P.; Grein, T.; Leirs, H.; Braack, L.; Ksiazek, T.; Zaki, S.; Bowen, M. D.; Smit, S. B.; Leman, P. A.; Burt, F. J.; Kemp, A.; Swanepoel, R. (2006). "Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Associated with Multiple Genetic Lineages of Virus". New England Journal of Medicine 355 (9): 909–919. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa051465. PMID 16943403.  edit
  3. ^ "Province Orientale - District du Bas-Uele, du Haut-Uele et d’Ituri : Mouvements de population suite aux attaques des groupes armés : situation en Février 2011". RDC Humanitaire (in French). 22 March 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  4. ^ a b "Climate: Watsa - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2014-01-03.