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Équateur Province
Province de l'Équateur
Location of Équateur Province
Country  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Capital Mbandaka
Largest city Mbandaka
 • Governor Tony Cassius Bolamba[1]
 • Total 103,902 km2 (40,117 sq mi)
Area rank 11th
Population (2005 est.)
 • Total 1,626,606
 • Rank 22nd
 • Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Equatorian
Official language French
National language Lingala
Website equateur.cd

Équateur Province is one of the 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Specified under Article 2 of the country's 2006 Constitution.[2]

The new province was finally created in 2015 from Équateur District and the independently administered city of Mbandaka. Both were part of the larger pre-2015 former Équateur province.


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