Kasaï-Central

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Kasaï-Central
Province
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
Capital Kananga
Largest city Kananga
Government
 • Governor Alexis Nkande Myopompa[1]
 • Deputy Governor Justin Milongo[2]
Area
 • Total 59,111 km2 (22,823 sq mi)
Area rank 19th
Population (2006 est.)
 • Total 2,976,806
 • Rank 8th
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Official language French
National language Tshiluba
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,[3] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RDC: liste de nouveaux gouverneurs de province élus". Radio Okapi. 26 March 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Wembi, Steve (March 25, 2017). "Congolese Militia Beheads Dozens of Police Officers". The New York Times. Retrieved March 27, 2017. Justin Milongo, the deputy governor of Kasai-Central Province, said on Saturday that 400 Kamuina Nsapu militia fighters had “laid down their arms” in Kananga and were being detained. 
  3. ^ "Constitution de la République démocratique du Congo: Article 2". Wikisource. 

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