Tshopo

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Tshopo Province
Province
Location of Tshopo Province
Coordinates: 0°31′N 25°12′E / 0.517°N 25.200°E / 0.517; 25.200Coordinates: 0°31′N 25°12′E / 0.517°N 25.200°E / 0.517; 25.200
Country  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Capital Kisangani
Government
 • Governor Constant Lomata Kongoli[1]
Area
 • Total 199,567 km2 (77,053 sq mi)
Population (2005 est.)
 • Total 2,614,630
 • Density 13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Official language French

Tshopo is one of the 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] It is situated in the northeast of the country on the Tshopo River, for which it is named. Its capital is Kisangani.

Territories[edit]

Cascades of the Tshopo River

The provincial capital is the city of Kisangani. Territories are:[3]

History[edit]

From 1963 to 1966, the area was constituted as the province of Haut-Congo. It was merged into Orientale Province in 1966 as, separately, the District of Tshopo and the city of Kisangani. The Presidents (later governors) of Haut-Congo were:

  • 1963 – 26 June 1963: Georges Grenfell (b. 1908)
  • 26 June 1963 – 1964: Paul Isombuma
  • 1964 – August 1964: François Aradjabu
  • August 1964 – 5 Nov 1966: Jean Marie Alamazani

Provincial status was re-instated to Tshopo in 2015, being formed from Tshopo District and the city of Kisangani.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Remise et reprise au Gouvernorat de la province de la Tshopo". mediacongo.net. 10 October 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  2. ^ Central Intelligence Agency (2016). "Democratic Republic of the Congo". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Blaes, X. (October 2008). "Découpage administratif de la République Démocratique du Congo" (PDF). PNUD-SIG. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  4. ^ "Provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo". Statiods.com. 

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