Maniema

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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
CapitalKindu
Government
 • TypeProvincial assembly
 • BodyProvincial Assembly of Maniema
Area
 • Total132,520 km2 (51,170 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 est.)
 • Total2,049,300
 • Density15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Official languageFrench
National languageSwahili
Websitegouvernoratmaniema.com

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

Maniema Province was created in 1989, when the existing Kivu Province was divided into three parts (South Kivu, North Kivu and Maniema). Mining is the main industry in the province. Diamonds, copper, gold and cobalt are mined in the province.

Maniema has the city of Kindu and seven territories:

The city of Kindu has the communes of Alunguli, Kasuku and Mikelenge.

References[change | change source]

  1. Central Intelligence Agency (2014). "Democratic Republic of the Congo". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 10 May 2016.