Bas-Uele

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Bas-Uele Province
Location of Bas-Uele Province
Coordinates: 2°48′8.84″N 24°44′1.17″E / 2.8024556°N 24.7336583°E / 2.8024556; 24.7336583Coordinates: 2°48′8.84″N 24°44′1.17″E / 2.8024556°N 24.7336583°E / 2.8024556; 24.7336583
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
CapitalButa
Government
 • GovernorArmand Kasumbu[1]
Area
 • Total148,331 km2 (57,271 sq mi)
Population
(2005 est.)
 • Total1,093,845
 • Density7.4/km2 (19/sq mi)
Official languageFrench
National languageLingala

Bas-Uele (French for "Lower Uele") is one of the 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] Its capital is the town of Buta.[3]

History[edit]

From 1966 to 2015, Bas-Uele was administered as a district as part of Orientale Province.

Administration[edit]

Bas-Uele lies in the north-east of the DRC on the Uele River (the French name for the district means "Lower Uele"). The province includes the following territories:[4]

People[edit]

Most of the inhabitants of the Bas-Uele Province, with a population of 900,000 in 2007, are Boa people. They live mainly through subsistence farming and hunting, with some river commerce.[5]

Ebola[edit]

Three people have been reported dead and six suspected with the Ebola virus. The nation has declared an Ebola outbreak.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RDC: liste de nouveaux gouverneurs de province élus". Radio Okapi. 26 March 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  2. ^ Central Intelligence Agency (2016). "Democratic Republic of the Congo". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo". Statiods.com.
  4. ^ X. Blaes, PNUD-SIG (October 2008). "Découpage administratif de la République Démocratique du Congo" (PDF). UNOCHA and PNUD. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2011-11-22.
  5. ^ Emizet F. Kisangani, F. Scott Bobb (2010). Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Scarecrow Press. p. 45. ISBN 0-8108-5761-8.
  6. ^ Hodal, Kate (2017-05-12). "Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of the Congo after three die". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-05-13.