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Kifuka is a village in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.[1] The village, located 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]


  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. 

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