Irumu Territory

Irumu is a territory of Ituri province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located in the northeastern part of the country, 1,700 km east of the capital Kinshasa.[1][2] Its administrative center is the town of Irumu.

Country DR Congo
Time zoneUTC+2 (Central Africa Time)

The territory nearly encloses the provincial capital Bunia, home of many clashes in recent years between the Hema and Lendu tribes.

The surroundings around Irumu are a mosaic of farmland and natural vegetation.[3] Around Irumu, it is quite densely populated, with 75 inhabitants per square kilometer.[4] Tropical monsoon climate prevails in the area.[5] Annual average temperature in the funnel is 20 °C. The warmest month is February, when the average temperature is 22 °C, and the coldest is June, with 18 °C.[6] Average annual rainfall is 1,041 millimeters. The rainy month is September, with an average of 123 mm rainfall, and the driest is January, with 21 mm rainfall.[7]

Forty-six African Pygmies, mostly women and children, were killed (some beheaded) by ADF fighters in Ambedi village, Irumu Territory on January 15, 2021. Two rebels are arrested.[8]


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  2. ^ "Irumu". Google maps. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  3. ^ "NASA Earth Observations: Land Cover Classification".
  4. ^ "NASA Earth Observations: Population Density".
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  7. ^ "NASA Earth Observations: Rainfall (1 month - TRMM)".
  8. ^ "Dozens killed, some decapitated, in suspected rebel attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo". CNN. January 15, 2021. Retrieved January 15, 2021.