Cuvette-Ouest Department

Cuvette-Ouest (or Western Cuvette) is a department of the Republic of the Congo in the western part of the country. Cuvette-Ouest is the least populated department in the country. It borders the departments of Cuvette and Sangha, and Gabon. The capital is Ewo. Principal cities and towns include Kelle.

Cuvette-Ouest, department of the Republic of the Congo
Cuvette-Ouest, department of the Republic of the Congo
CountryRepublic of the Congo
 • Total26,600 km2 (10,300 sq mi)
 (2007 census)
 • Total72,999
 • Density2.7/km2 (7.1/sq mi)
HDI (2018)0.514[1]
low · 9th of 12

Cuvette-Ouest has been the site of several outbreaks of the Ebola virus.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Cuvette-Ouest Department is divided into one commune and six districts:


  1. Ewo District
  2. Kelle District
  3. Mbomo District
  4. Okoyo District
  5. Etoumbi District
  6. Mbama District


  1. Ewo Commune[2]


  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ The urban community of Ewo gained the status of commune on March 16, 2017: Archived 2018-02-10 at the Wayback Machine; the total area of the new unit is 91 sq km.

Coordinates: 0°52′00″S 14°49′00″E / 0.866667°S 14.8167°E / -0.866667; 14.8167