Tshopo District

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Coordinates: 00°31′N 25°12′E / 0.517°N 25.200°E / 0.517; 25.200

Location of Tshopo District in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tshopo District is a district located in Orientale Province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[1] It is situated in the northeast of the country on the Tshopo River, for which it is named.

Tshopo is one of 25 proposed provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo specified in the country's 2006 Constitution, due to take effect no later than February 2009.[2] The province was to be formed from Tshopo District and the city of Kisangani, which would be the capital.[3] As of October 2010, this had not taken place.[4]

The district administrator from 14 September 2005 was Maurice Tony Ngoy.


Cascades of the Tshopo River

The district capital is the city of Kisangani. Territories are:[5]

Former province[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


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