Maniema

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Maniema Province

Province du Maniema
Democratic Republic of the Congo (26 provinces) - Maniema.svg
Coordinates: 02°57′S 25°57′E / 2.950°S 25.950°E / -2.950; 25.950Coordinates: 02°57′S 25°57′E / 2.950°S 25.950°E / -2.950; 25.950
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
CapitalKindu
Government
 • GovernorPascal Tutu Salumu [fr]
Area
 • Total132,520 km2 (51,170 sq mi)
Area rank6th
Population
(2010 est.)
 • Total2,049,300
 • Rank18th
 • Density15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Official languageFrench
National languageSwahili
HDI (2017)0.431[1]
low
Websitegouvernoratmaniema.com
Manyema Village in 1876
Miners and their children in Kailo Territory, 2007

Maniema is one of 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] Its capital is Kindu.

Toponymy[edit]

Henry Morton Stanley explored the area, calling it Manyema.[3]:Vol.Two,96

Geography[edit]

Maniema borders the provinces of Kasai-Oriental to the west, Orientale to the north, North Kivu and South Kivu to the east, and Katanga to the south.

Political divisions[edit]

Maniema consists of the city of Kindu and seven territories: Punia, Pangi, Lubutu, Kibombo, Kasongo, Kailo and Kabambare. The city of Kindu has the communes of Alungili, Kasuku and Mikelenge

Economy[edit]

Mining is the main industry in the province and diamonds, copper, gold and cobalt are mined outside of Kindu.[4]

Kailo Territory is home to open pit wolframite and Cassiterite mines.[5]

Education[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ Central Intelligence Agency (2014). "Democratic Republic of the Congo". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  3. ^ Stanley, H.M., 1899, Through the Dark Continent, London: G. Newnes, Vol. One ISBN 0486256677, Vol. Two ISBN 0486256685
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-16. Retrieved 2014-10-11.
  5. ^ "Mining in Kailo". Flickr - Photo Sharing!.

External links[edit]

Media related to Maniema at Wikimedia Commons