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Maniema is one of 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[1] Its capital is Kindu.

Maniema Province
Province du Maniema
Democratic Republic of the Congo (26 provinces) - Maniema.svg
Coordinates: 02°57′S 25°57′E / 2.950°S 25.950°E / -2.950; 25.950Coordinates: 02°57′S 25°57′E / 2.950°S 25.950°E / -2.950; 25.950
Country  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Capital Kindu
 • Governor Pascal Tutu Salumu (fr)
 • Total 132,520 km2 (51,170 sq mi)
Area rank 6th
Population (2010 est.)
 • Total 2,049,300
 • Rank 18th
 • Density 15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Official language French
National language Swahili
Manyema Village in 1876
Miners and their children in Kailo Territory, 2007



Henry Morton Stanley explored the area, calling it Manyema.[2]:Vol.Two,96


Maniema borders the provinces of Kasai-Oriental to the west, Orientale to the north, North Kivu and South Kivu to the east, and Katanga to the south.

Political divisionsEdit

Maniema consists of the city of Kindu and seven territories: Punia, Pangi, Lubutu, Kibombo, Kasongo, Kailo and Kabambare. The city of Kindu has the communes of Alungili, Kasuku and Mikelenge


Mining is the main industry in the province and diamonds, copper, gold and cobalt are mined outside of Kindu.[3]

Kailo Territory is home to open pit wolframite and Cassiterite mines.[4]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Central Intelligence Agency (2014). "Democratic Republic of the Congo". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  2. ^ Stanley, H.M., 1899, Through the Dark Continent, London: G. Newnes, Vol. One ISBN 0486256677, Vol. Two ISBN 0486256685
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-16. Retrieved 2014-10-11.
  4. ^ "Mining in Kailo". Flickr - Photo Sharing!.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Maniema at Wikimedia Commons