Lualaba Province

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Lualaba
Province du Lualaba
Democratic Republic of the Congo (26 provinces) - Lualaba.svg
Coordinates: 10°43′S25°28′E / 10.717°S 25.467°E / -10.717; 25.467 Coordinates: 10°43′S25°28′E / 10.717°S 25.467°E / -10.717; 25.467
CountryFlag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo
Established2015 (2015)
Named for Lualaba River
Capital Kolwezi
Largest cityKolwezi
Government
  Governor Richard Muyej [1]
Area
  Total121,308 km2 (46,837 sq mi)
Area rank8th
Population
 (2006 est.)
  Total1,677,288
  Rank21st
  Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (CAT)
Official language French
National language Kiswahili
Website www.lualaba.gouv.cd

Lualaba is one of the 21 new provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo created in the 2015 repartitioning. Lualaba, Haut-Katanga, Haut-Lomami, and Tanganyika provinces are the result of the dismemberment of the former Katanga province. [2] Lualaba was formed from the Lualaba and Kolwezi districts. Kolwezi was a hybrid city/district which was separated from its two territories and the city proper became the capital of the new province.

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Former province

Lualaba Province was separated from Katanga Province on 30 June 1963. Then, on 24 April 1966, it was united with Katanga Oriental to form Sud-Katanga Province, which was later merged back into Katanga. The President of Lualaba, from 1965 the governor, was Dominique Diur who held office from 23 September 1963 until 24 April 1966.

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References

  1. "Copper mine collapse kills dozens in DR Congo". 2019-06-28. Retrieved 2020-01-05.
  2. "Le Katanga officiellement démembré en quatre nouvelles provinces". Radio Okapi (in French). 16 July 2015. Archived from the original on 19 July 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2020.

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