Kasai Oriental

Kasai Oriental
base data
capital: Mbuji Mayi
surface: 170,302 km ²
inhabitants: 3.830.000 (estimated, 1998)
population density: 22.5 Einw. /km ² (estimated, 1998)
ISO 3166-2: CD-KR

Kasai Oriental (dt. Ostkasai) is a province of the democratic Republic of the Congo with the capital Mbuji Mayi.


the province lies in the south of the country and borders in the north on the provinces Équateur and Orientale, in the south on the province Katanga, in the west on the province Kasai Occidental and in the east on the province Maniema.


the province resulted 1966 from the pool of the provinces Lomami, south Kasai (Südkasai) 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 Oriental is to be divided in three new provinces:

  • Kasaï oriental with the capital Mbuji Mayi
  • Lomami with the capital Kabinda
  • Sankuru with the capital Lodja


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