Équateur

province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Équateur Province is one of the twenty-six provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[1] Its capital is Mbandaka.

Équateur Province

Province de l'Équateur
Location of Équateur Province
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
CapitalMbandaka
Largest cityMbandaka
Area
 • Total103,902 km2 (40,117 sq mi)
Population
 (2005 est.)
 • Total1,626,606
 • Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Equatorian
Official languageFrench
National languageLingala

The province of Équateur made in 1917 was much larger than today. Over time it had a number of border and name changes. In 2015 the new province was made from the old Équateur District together with the city of Mbandaka.

Équateur has seven territories:

  1. Bikoro Territory (Bukoro Territory) with the town of Bikoro
  2. Lukolela Territory with the town of Lukolela
  3. Basankusu Territory with the town of Basankusu
  4. Makanza Territory with the town of Makanza
  5. Bolomba Territory with the town of Bolomba
  6. Bomongo Territory with the town of Bomongo
  7. Ingende Territory with the town of Ingende

ReferencesEdit

  1. Central Intelligence Agency (2016). "Democratic Republic of the Congo". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 22 March 2020.