Province of Équateur

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Équateur Province

Province de l'Équateur
Location of Équateur Province
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
CapitalMbandaka
Largest cityMbandaka
Government
 • GovernorBobo Boloko Bolumbu [1]
Area
 • Total103,902 km2 (40,117 sq mi)
Area rank11th
Population
 (2005 est.)
 • Total1,626,606
 • Rank22nd
 • Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Equatorian
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]

History[edit]

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]

Since 2006, the reorganised province consists of eight administrative subdivisions, one of which is the provincial capital, Mbandaka; 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Congo (Kinshasa) provinces". Rulers. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ "Administrative Zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo Kinshasa)". Statoids.

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