Haut-Katanga Province

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Province du Haut-Katanga
Location of Haut-Katanga
Coordinates: 11°40′S 27°29′E / 11.667°S 27.483°E / -11.667; 27.483Coordinates: 11°40′S 27°29′E / 11.667°S 27.483°E / -11.667; 27.483
Country DR Congo
Established2015 (2015)
Largest cityLubumbashi
 • GovernorJacques Kyabula Katwe[1]
 • Total132,425 km2 (51,130 sq mi)
Area rank5th
 • Total4,617,000
 • Rank5th
 • Density35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)
License Plate CodeDemocratic Republic of the Congo CGO / 04
Official languageFrench
National languageKiswahili

Haut-Katanga (French for "Upper Katanga") is one of the 21 new provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo created in the 2015 repartitioning. Haut-Katanga, Haut-Lomami, Lualaba, and Tanganyika provinces are the result of the dismemberment of the former Katanga province.[2] Haut-Katanga was formed from the Haut-Katanga district and the independently administered cities of Likasi and Lubumbashi. Lubumbashi retained its status as a provincial capital.

The new province's territory corresponds to the historic Katanga-Oriental that existed in the early period after independence between 1963 and 1966.


Its current territories are:

Approximate correspondence between historical and current province[edit]

Approximate correspondence between historical and current province
Belgian Congo Republic of the Congo Zaire Democratic Republic of the Congo
1908 1919 1932 1947 1963 1966 1971 1988 1997 2015
22 districts 4 provinces 6 provinces 6 provinces 21 provinces + capital 8 provinces + capital 8 provinces + capital 11 provinces 11 provinces 26 provinces
Tanganika-Moero Katanga Élisabethville Katanga Nord-Katanga Katanga Shaba Katanga Tanganyika
Lulua Lualaba Lualaba
Haut-Luapula Katanga-Oriental Haut-Katanga
Lomami Lusambo Kasaï Lomami Kasaï-Oriental Lomami


  1. ^ "Haut-Katanga : Jacques Kyabula prend officiellement ses fonctions aujourd'hui !". La Prospérité Online. 20 May 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Le Katanga officiellement démembré en quatre nouvelles provinces". Radio Okapi (in French). 16 July 2015. Archived from the original on 19 July 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2020.