Lualaba Province

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Lualaba Province
Location of Lualaba Province
Coordinates: 10°43′S 25°28′E / 10.717°S 25.467°E / -10.717; 25.467Coordinates: 10°43′S 25°28′E / 10.717°S 25.467°E / -10.717; 25.467
Country  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Capital Kolwezi
Largest city Kolwezi
 • Governor Richard Muyej [fr][1]
 • Total 121,308 km2 (46,837 sq mi)
Area rank 8th
Population (2006 est.)
 • Total 1,677,288
 • Rank 21st
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Official language French
National language Kiswahili

Lualaba is one of the 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] Specified under Article 2 of the country's 2006 Constitution,[3] Lualaba Province was finally created in 2015 from Lualaba District, Kolwezi District and the independently administered city of Kolwezi, all previously part of the pre-2015 Katanga Province. Its capital is Kolwezi.

Former province

Lualaba Province was separated from Katanga Province on 30 June 1963. Then, on 24 April 1966, it was united with Katanga Oriental to form Sud-Katanga Province, which was later merged back into Katanga. The President of Lualaba, from 1965 the governor, was Dominique Diur (b. 1929) who held office from 23 September 1963 until 24 April 1966.


  1. ^ "RDC: liste de nouveaux gouverneurs de province élus". Radio Okapi. 26 March 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  2. ^ Central Intelligence Agency (2016). "Democratic Republic of the Congo". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Constitution de la République démocratique du Congo: Article 2". Wikisource.

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