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Province du Kasaï Central
Location of Kasaï-Central
Coordinates: 5°54′S 22°27′E / 5.900°S 22.450°E / -5.900; 22.450Coordinates: 5°54′S 22°27′E / 5.900°S 22.450°E / -5.900; 22.450
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
 • GovernorAmbroise Kamukuny Mukinayi[a]
 • Total59,111 km2 (22,823 sq mi)
Area rank19th
 • Total3,317,000
 • Rank8th
 • Density56/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (Central Africa Time)
Official languageFrench
National languageTshiluba
  1. ^ Acting governor after the dismissal of Martin Kabuya Mulamba Kabitanga by the provincial assembly.[1]
Pineapple farming near Kananga

Kasaï-Central is one of the 21 new provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo created in the 2015 repartitioning. Kasaï-Central and Kasaï provinces are the result of the dismemberment of the former Kasaï-Occidental province.[2] Kasaï-Central was formed from the Lulua district and the independently administered city of Kananga which retained its status as a provincial capital.

The new province's territory corresponds to the historic Luluabourg Province which existed in the early period after independence between 1963 and 1966.

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  1. ^ Mukendi, Pierre Love (2 July 2020). "Kasaï Central : la police empêche l'accès au gouverneur déchu Martin Kabuya aux bureaux administratifs". LINTERVIEW.CD (in French). Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  2. ^ "RDC : le Kasaï-Occidental démembré". Radio Okapi (in French). 18 July 2015. Archived from the original on 13 Aug 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2020.