Province of Équateur

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Équateur Province

Province de l'Équateur
Location of Équateur Province
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Largest cityMbandaka
 • GovernorTony Cassius Bolamba[1]
 • Total103,902 km2 (40,117 sq mi)
Area rank11th
(2005 est.)
 • Total1,626,606
 • Rank22nd
 • Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Official languageFrench
National languageLingala

Équateur Province is one of the twenty-five provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo specified under Article 2 of the country's 2006 Constitution.[2]


The province of Équateur created in 1917 was much larger than today. Over time it went through a number of border and name changes. Under the 2006 Constitution it was to assume its current boundaries, but administratively they were not finalized until 2015. The new province was created from the old Équateur District together with the city of Mbandaka.

Administrative divisions[edit]

As of 2006 the revised province consisted of nine administrative subdivisions, two of which are large towns, Mbandaka and Wangata; and seven of which are "territories":[3][4]

  1. Bikoro Territory (Bukoro Territory) with the town of Bikoro
  2. Lukolela Territory with the town of Lukolela
  3. Basankusu Territory with the town of Basankusu
  4. Makanza Territory with the town of Makanza
  5. Bolomba Territory with the town of Bolomba
  6. Bomongo Territory with the town of Bomongo
  7. Ingende Territory with the town of Ingende

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Equateur : Le Gouverneur Tony Bolamba accusé de détenir une fausse carte d'électeur". (in French). 10 April 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Constitution de la République démocratique du Congo: Article 2". Wikisource.
  3. ^ Kyalangilwa, Joseph M. (22 January 2007). "Nouvelles entités provinciales" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Administrative Zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo Kinshasa)". Statoids.

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