South Kivu

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South Kivu Province
Province du Sud-Kivu
CountryDemocratic Republic of the Congo
Largest cityBukavu
 • TypeProvincial assembly
 • BodyProvincial Assembly of South Kivu
 • Total65,070 km2 (25,120 sq mi)
 • Total5,772,000
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Official languageFrench
National languageSwahili

South Kivu (French: Sud-Kivu) is one of 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[1] Its capital is Bukavu.

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

On 7 August 2015 the 2015 South Kivu earthquake, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake, struck 35 km (22 mi) north northeast of Kabare at a depth of 12.0 km (7.5 mi).[2] One person was killed.

Administratively, the province of Sud-Kivu is divided into eight territories:

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 18 May 2020. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  2. "M5.8 – 35km NNE of Kabare, Democratic Republic of the Congo". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 7, 2015.