North Kivu

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North Kivu Province
Province du Nord-Kivu
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Coordinates: 0°34′S 28°42′E / 0.567°S 28.700°E / -0.567; 28.700Coordinates: 0°34′S 28°42′E / 0.567°S 28.700°E / -0.567; 28.700
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Largest cityGoma
 • Total59,483 km2 (22,967 sq mi)
 (2010 est.)
 • Total5,767,945
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Demonym(s)North Kivutian
Official languageFrench
National languageSwahili

North Kivu is a province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.[1] Its capital is Goma. It borders Lake Kivu.

North Kivu was created in 1989, when the existing Kivu Province was divided into three parts (South Kivu, North Kivu and Maniema).

The province has three cities—Goma, Butembo and Beni—and six territories:

North Kivu is home to the Virunga National Park, a World Heritage Site containing the endangered mountain gorillas.

References[change | change source]

  1. Central Intelligence Agency (2014). "Democratic Republic of the Congo". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Archived from the original on December 24, 2018. Retrieved May 10, 2016.