Tshuapa

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Tshuapa Province
Location of Tshuapa Province
Coordinates: 00°44′S 19°12′E / 0.733°S 19.200°E / -0.733; 19.200Coordinates: 00°44′S 19°12′E / 0.733°S 19.200°E / -0.733; 19.200
Country  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Capital Boende
Government
 • Governor Cypien Lomboto[1]
Area
 • Total 132,940 km2 (51,330 sq mi)
Population
(2005 est.)
 • Total 1,316,855
 • Density 9.9/km2 (26/sq mi)
Official language French
National language Lingala

Tshuapa is one of the 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] Its capital is the town of Boende.[3]

Location

The district is named for the Tshuapa River. It is situated in the north-west of the country, on the Congo River.

History

1926.01.28 as Apostolic Prefecture of Coquilhatville / de Coquilhatville (Latin), having gained territory from the same Apostolic Vicariate of Nouvelle-Anvers); it became the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mbandaka-Bikoro.

Administrative areas

Territorial components are :

See also

References

  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. ^ "Provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo". Statiods.com.
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