Mambasa Territory

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Mambasa Territory
Two Toleki merchants on the road from Epulu to Mambasa
Two Toleki merchants on the road from Epulu to Mambasa
Mambasa Territory is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mambasa Territory
Mambasa Territory
Coordinates: 1°21′37″N 29°02′11″E / 1.36022°N 29.03629°E / 1.36022; 29.03629Coordinates: 1°21′37″N 29°02′11″E / 1.36022°N 29.03629°E / 1.36022; 29.03629
Country Democratic Republic of Congo
Province Ituri
Area
 • Total 36,783 km2 (14,202 sq mi)
National language Swahili

Mambasa Territory is an administrative area in the Ituri Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The headquarters is in the town of Mambasa.[1] Mambasa Territory is threatened with deforestation due to illegal forestry to meet high demand for lumber by the bordering countries of Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and Kenya, as well as to slash and burn cultivation and growing demand for fuel-wood by large numbers of immigrants from the east.[2]

Towns and villages[edit]

Divisions[edit]

Administrative divisions are:[3]

Politics[edit]

Mambasa Territory is represented in the National Assembly by two deputies:

  • Jefferson Abdallah (PPRD)
  • Grégoire Lusenge (RCD/K-ML)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peer Schouten (March 2011). "A case study of the Nia-Nia area, Ituri District, Province Orientale" (PDF). IKV Pax Christi. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  2. ^ "MAMBASA GEOGRAPHICALLY-INTEGRATED REDD PILOT PROJECT" (PDF). AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK. December 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  3. ^ X. Blaes (October 2008). "Découpage administratif de la République Démocratique du Congo" (PDF). PNUD-SIG. Retrieved 2011-11-02.