Lualaba Province

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Province du Lualaba
Location of Lualaba
Coordinates: 10°43′S 25°28′E / 10.717°S 25.467°E / -10.717; 25.467Coordinates: 10°43′S 25°28′E / 10.717°S 25.467°E / -10.717; 25.467
Country DR Congo
Established2015 (2015)
Named forLualaba River
Largest cityKolwezi
 • GovernorRichard Muyej[1]
 • Total121,308 km2 (46,837 sq mi)
Area rank8th
 (2006 est.)
 • Total1,677,288
 • Rank21st
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)
Official languageFrench
National languageKiswahili

Lualaba is one of the 21 new provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo created in the 2015 repartitioning. Lualaba, Haut-Katanga, Haut-Lomami, and Tanganyika provinces are the result of the dismemberment of the former Katanga province.[2] Lualaba was formed from the Lualaba and Kolwezi districts and the independently administered city of Kolwezi which became the capital of the new province.[3]

Former province[edit]

Lualaba Province was separated from Katanga Province on 30 June 1963. Then, on 24 April 1966, it was united with Katanga Oriental to form Sud-Katanga Province, which was later merged back into Katanga. The President of Lualaba, from 1965 the governor, was Dominique Diur (b. 1929) who held office from 23 September 1963 until 24 April 1966.


  1. ^ "Copper mine collapse kills dozens in DR Congo". 2019-06-28. Retrieved 2020-01-05.
  2. ^ "Le Katanga officiellement démembré en quatre nouvelles provinces". Radio Okapi (in French). 16 July 2015. Archived from the original on 19 July 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Best of Africa 2018 | Forbes Custom". Retrieved 2020-01-05.

External links[edit]

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