Kasai Occidental

Kasai Occidental
base data
capital: Kananga
surface: 154,742 km ²
inhabitants: 3.337.000 (estimated, 1998)
population density: 21.6 Einw. /km ² (estimated, 1998)
ISO 3166-2: CD-KC

Kasai Occidental (dt. Westkasai) is a province of the democratic Republic of the Congo with the capital Kananga.


the province lies in the south of the country and borders in the north on the province Équateur, in the southwest on Angola, in the southeast on the province Katanga, in the west on the province Bandundu and in the east on the province Kasai Oriental.


the province resulted 1966 from the pool of the provinces Lulabourg, Unité Kasaienne and parts of the province Sankuru.

planned dissolution

with the Verabschiedung of a new condition in May 2005 is to be reorganized the Congo. Kasai Occidental is to be divided in two new provinces:

  • Kasaï with the capital Luebo
  • Lulua with the capital Kananga


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