Lomami Province

Lomami is one of the 21 new provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo created in the 2015 repartitioning. Lomami, Kasaï-Oriental, and Sankuru provinces are the result of the dismemberment of the former Kasaï-Oriental province.[2] Lomami was formed from the Kabinda district and the independently administered city of Mwene-Ditu. The town of Kabinda was elevated to capital city of the new province.

Lomami
Province de Lomami
Location of Lomami
Coordinates: 06°08′S 24°29′E / 6.133°S 24.483°E / -6.133; 24.483Coordinates: 06°08′S 24°29′E / 6.133°S 24.483°E / -6.133; 24.483
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
RegionKasai region
Established2015 (2015)
Named forLomami River
CapitalKabinda
Largest cityMwene Ditu
Government
 • GovernorSylvain Lubamba Mayombo[1]
Area
 • Total56,426 km2 (21,786 sq mi)
Area rank22nd
Population
 (2015)
 • Total2,048,839
 • Rank15th
 • Density36/km2 (94/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialFrench
 • NationalTshiluba
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (CAT)
Websiteprovincelomami.com archive

See alsoEdit

Kasai region

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Congo (Kinshasa) provinces". Rulers. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  2. ^ "RDC : le Kasaï-Oriental éclate en trois nouvelles provinces". Radio Okapi (in French). 16 July 2015. Archived from the original on 18 July 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2020.