Orientale Province

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Orientale Province
Province Orientale
Province
Location of Orientale Province
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
CapitalKisangani
Government
 • GovernorJean Bamanisa Saidi
Area
 • Total503,239 km2 (194,302 sq mi)
Population (2010 est.)
 • Total8,197,975
 • Density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Official languageFrench
National languageSwahili, Lingala
 
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For the lunar surface feature, see Mare Orientale.
Orientale Province
Province Orientale
Province
Location of Orientale Province
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
CapitalKisangani
Government
 • GovernorJean Bamanisa Saidi
Area
 • Total503,239 km2 (194,302 sq mi)
Population (2010 est.)
 • Total8,197,975
 • Density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Official languageFrench
National languageSwahili, Lingala

Orientale (French: Province orientale) (also Oriental; formerly Haut-Zaïre, then Haut-Congo) is one of the ten provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The province lies in the northeast of the country. It borders Équateur to the west, Kasaï-Oriental province to the southwest, Maniema to the south, and North Kivu to the southeast. It also borders the Central African Republic and South Sudan to the north, and Uganda to the east. The provincial capital is Kisangani.

The province is divided into the Bas-Uele, Haut-Uele and Tshopo districts and the Ituri Interim Administration. Under the 2006 constitution, these were supposed to become provinces in 2009.

History[edit]

In 1998 the Orientale villages of Durba and Watsa were the center of an outbreak of Marburg virus disease among gold mine workers.

The Ituri district of Orientale was the scene of the Ituri conflict.

Divisions[edit]

NameDistrictTerritoryPop. 2010[1]Coordinates[1]
AketiBas-Uele DistrictAketi Territory40,5072°44′N 23°47′E / 2.74°N 23.78°E / 2.74; 23.78 (Aketi)
AngoBas-Uele DistrictAngo Territory8,3814°02′N 25°52′E / 4.03°N 25.87°E / 4.03; 25.87 (Ango)
AruIturi Interim AdministrationAru Territory29,8012°52′N 30°51′E / 2.87°N 30.85°E / 2.87; 30.85 (Aru)
BafwasendeTshopo DistrictBafwasende Territory14,5041°05′N 27°16′E / 1.08°N 27.27°E / 1.08; 27.27 (Bafwasende)
BambesaBas-Uele DistrictBambesa Territory14,9593°28′N 25°43′E / 3.47°N 25.72°E / 3.47; 25.72 (Bambesa)
BasokoTshopo DistrictBasoko Territory50,3521°14′N 23°35′E / 1.24°N 23.59°E / 1.24; 23.59 (Basoko)
BondoBas-Uele DistrictBondo Territory18,1183°49′N 23°40′E / 3.81°N 23.67°E / 3.81; 23.67 (Bondo)
BuniaIturi Interim AdministrationIrumu Territory327,8371°34′N 30°14′E / 1.56°N 30.24°E / 1.56; 30.24 (Bunia)
ButaBas-Uele DistrictButa Territory53,4012°49′N 24°44′E / 2.82°N 24.74°E / 2.82; 24.74 (Buta)
DjuguIturi Interim AdministrationDjugu Territory27,1121°55′N 30°30′E / 1.92°N 30.50°E / 1.92; 30.50 (Djugu)
DunguHaut-Uele DistrictDungu Territory26,8943°37′N 28°34′E / 3.62°N 28.57°E / 3.62; 28.57 (Dungu)
IrumuIturi Interim AdministrationIrumu Territory10,3871°27′N 29°52′E / 1.45°N 29.87°E / 1.45; 29.87 (Irumu)
IsiroHaut-Uele DistrictRungu Territory174,5512°46′N 27°37′E / 2.76°N 27.62°E / 2.76; 27.62 (Isiro)
KisanganiTshopo Districtn/a868,6720°32′N 25°11′E / 0.53°N 25.19°E / 0.53; 25.19 (Kisangani)
KitukuIturi Interim AdministrationIrumu Territory43,4601°06′N 29°58′E / 1.10°N 29.97°E / 1.10; 29.97 (Kituku)
MahagiIturi Interim AdministrationMahagi Territory18,7432°18′N 30°59′E / 2.30°N 30.98°E / 2.30; 30.98 (Mahagi)
MongbwaluIturi Interim AdministrationDjugu Territory29,6721°57′N 30°02′E / 1.95°N 30.03°E / 1.95; 30.03 (Mongbwalu)
NiangaraHaut-Uele DistrictNiangara Territory13,5043°42′N 27°52′E / 3.70°N 27.87°E / 3.70; 27.87 (Niangara)
OpalaTshopo DistrictOpala Territory15,5691°17′N 27°16′E / 1.28°N 27.27°E / 1.28; 27.27 (Opala)
PokoBas-Uele DistrictPoko Territory10,8733°09′N 26°53′E / 3.15°N 26.88°E / 3.15; 26.88 (Poko)
UbunduTshopo DistrictUbundu Territory13,3320°21′S 25°29′E / 0.35°S 25.48°E / -0.35; 25.48 (Ubundu)
WambaHaut-Uele DistrictWamba Territory17,6512°08′N 27°59′E / 2.14°N 27.99°E / 2.14; 27.99 (Wamba)
WatsaHaut-Uele DistrictWatsa Territory31,9783°02′N 29°32′E / 3.04°N 29.53°E / 3.04; 29.53 (Watsa)
YahumaTshopo DistrictYahuma Territory4,8571°05′N 23°13′E / 1.08°N 23.22°E / 1.08; 23.22 (Yahuma)
YangambiTshopo DistrictIsangi Territory40,9320°46′N 24°26′E / 0.77°N 24.43°E / 0.77; 24.43 (Yangambi)

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