Haut-Uele (French for "Upper Uele") is one of the 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] Its capital is Isiro. The district takes its name, which means "upper Uele" in French, from the Uele River.

Haut-Uele Province
Location of Haut-Uele Province
Coordinates: 2°46′35.02″N 27°37′4.48″E / 2.7763944°N 27.6179111°E / 2.7763944; 27.6179111Coordinates: 2°46′35.02″N 27°37′4.48″E / 2.7763944°N 27.6179111°E / 2.7763944; 27.6179111
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Largest cityIsiro
 • GovernorChristophe Baseane Nangaa[1]
 • Total89,683 km2 (34,627 sq mi)
Area rank14th
 (2005 est.)
 • Total1,920,867
 • Rank17th
 • Density21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Official languageFrench
National languageLingala


Prior to 2015, Haut-Uele was administered as a district as part of Orientale Province.


The principal communities are Niangara, Dungu, Faradje, Watsa, Rungu, Isiro and Wamba.[3] The capital of the district is the town of Isiro.[4]

Territories are


  1. ^ "Haut-Uélé : les défis du nouveau gouverneur". le Phare online. 23 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. ^ Blaes, X. (October 2008). "Découpage administratif de la République Démocratique du Congo" (PDF). PNUD-SIG. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2011-12-09.
  4. ^ "Provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo". Statiods.com.