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Masisi is a town in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It is the administrative center of the Masisi Territory.

Masisi
Skyline of Masisi
Masisi is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Masisi
Masisi
Coordinates: 01°24′00″S 28°49′05″E / 1.40000°S 28.81806°E / -1.40000; 28.81806
CountryDemocratic Republic of the Congo
ProvinceNorth Kivu
Elevation
1,651 m (5,417 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total6,502 [1]
Time zoneUTC+2 (DRC2)
ClimateAm
National languageSwahili

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LocationEdit

Masisi lies approximately 69 kilometres (43 mi), by road, northwest of the provincial capital of Goma.

OverviewEdit

The town lies at an average altitude of 1,600 metres (5,200 ft), in the foothills of the Virunga Mountains. Masisi is the location of a number of cheese factories. Most of the cheese produced in the Democratic Republic of the Congo comes from Masisi Territory.[2]

During the last decade, Masisi and the surrounding countryside have witnessed strife and conflict as the many militias in this part of the country fought each other and against FARDC and MONUC, for territory and wealth. Many have either been killed or permanently disabled, with more carrying residual psychological trauma.[3]

PopulationEdit

As of 2010, the population of Masisi is 6,502 people. [1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-10-01. Retrieved 2016-09-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Jullien, Maud (4 February 2014). "The rare art of cheese-making in DR Congo" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  3. ^ "Bottle-Feed Women Campaign - World Pulse". 9 March 2009.

Coordinates: 01°24′00″S 28°49′05″E / 1.40000°S 28.81806°E / -1.40000; 28.81806