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Kifuka is a village in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.[1] The village, located at 970 metres (3,180 ft) altitude in a mountainous region, is the nearest populated place to the site which receives the most annual lightning strikes of any place worldwide; the region is struck by 158 lightning bolts per square kilometer each year.[2][3]


  1. ^ Kifuka at GEOnet Names Server
  2. ^ Holladay, April (December 12, 2005). "Where lightning strikes most, and how it happens". USA Today. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
  3. ^ Kalair, A.; Abas, N.; Khan, N. (2013). "Lightning Interactions with Humans and Lifelines". Journal of Lightning Research. 5: 15. doi:10.2174/1652803420131029001].

Coordinates: 2°46′00″S 27°44′00″E / 2.76667°S 27.73333°E / -2.76667; 27.73333