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Location of Kasaï-Central
Coordinates: 5°54′S 21°27′E / 5.900°S 21.450°E / -5.900; 21.450Coordinates: 5°54′S 21°27′E / 5.900°S 21.450°E / -5.900; 21.450
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Largest cityKananga
 • GovernorMartin Kabuya Mulamba Kabitanga[1]
 • Total59,111 km2 (22,823 sq mi)
Area rank19th
 (2006 est.)
 • Total2,976,806
 • Rank8th
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Official languageFrench
National languageTshiluba
Pineapple farming near Kananga

Kasaï-Central 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 Lulua District and the independently administered city of Kananga, both previously part of the pre-2015 Kasaï-Occidental province. The capital of the province is Kananga.

The new province's territory corresponds to the historic Luluabourg Province that existed the early period of post-colonial Democratic Republic of the Congo between 1963 and 1966.


  1. ^ "Congo (Kinshasa) provinces". Rulers. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Constitution de la République démocratique du Congo: Article 2". Wikisource.

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