Bas-Uele (French for "Lower Uele") is one of the 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] Its capital is the town of Buta.[3]

Bas-Uele Province
Location of Bas-Uele Province
Coordinates: 2°48′8.84″N 24°44′1.17″E / 2.8024556°N 24.7336583°E / 2.8024556; 24.7336583Coordinates: 2°48′8.84″N 24°44′1.17″E / 2.8024556°N 24.7336583°E / 2.8024556; 24.7336583
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
 • GovernorValentin Senga [1]
 • Total148,331 km2 (57,271 sq mi)
 (2005 est.)
 • Total1,093,845
 • Density7.4/km2 (19/sq mi)
Official languageFrench
National languageLingala


From 1966 to 2015, Bas-Uele was administered as a district as part of Orientale Province.


Bas-Uele lies in the north-east of the DRC on the Uele River (the French name for the district means "Lower Uele"). The province includes the following territories:[4]


Most of the inhabitants of the Bas-Uele Province, with a population of 900,000 in 2007, are Azandé people. There are others peoples like Boa, Bakere, Balele, Bakango, Babenza, etc, are also present in this province. They live mainly through subsistence farming and hunting, with some river commerce.[5]


Three people have been reported dead and six suspected with the Ebola virus. The nation has declared an Ebola outbreak.[6]


  1. ^ "Bas-Uélé : le nouveau gouverneur Valentin Senga prend ses fonctions". Radio Okapi. 15 May 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  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".
  4. ^ X. Blaes, PNUD-SIG (October 2008). "Découpage administratif de la République Démocratique du Congo" (PDF). UNOCHA and PNUD. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2011-11-22.
  5. ^ Emizet F. Kisangani, F. Scott Bobb (2010). Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Scarecrow Press. p. 45. ISBN 0-8108-5761-8.
  6. ^ Hodal, Kate (2017-05-12). "Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of the Congo after three die". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-05-13.