Administrative arrangement of the democratic Republic of the Congo

the democratic Republic of the Congo is into ten provinces and a capital district, the neutral city (frz. Ville neutre) arranged. According to a new condition from May 2005 the country is to be arranged in the future into 25 provinces and the city Kinshasa.

provinces 1988-1997

No. Name status capital
1 Bandundu province Bandundu
2 Bas Zaire province Matadi
3 Équateur province Mbandaka
4 Kasai Occidental province Kananga
5 Kasai Oriental province Mbuji Mayi
6 Shaba province Lubumbashi
7 Kinshasa capital district Kinshasa
8 Maniema province Kindu
9 north Kivu province Goma
10 skin Zaire province Kisangani
11 south Kivu province Bukavu

provinces since 1997

No. Name status capital
1 Bandundu province Bandundu
2 the Bas Congo province Matadi
3 Équateur province Mbandaka
4 Kasai Occidental province Kananga
5 Kasai Oriental province Mbuji Mayi
6 Katanga province Lubumbashi
7 Kinshasa capital district Kinshasa
8 Maniema province Kindu
9 north Kivu province Goma
10 Orientale province Kisangani
11 south Kivu province Bukavu

the province Orientale 1997 first renamed in the skin Congo, still within the same yearly received it to their current names.

future provinces

No. Name capital past province
1 Kinshasa Kinshasa invariably
2 the Congo cent ral Matadi the Bas Congo
3 Kwango Kenge Bandundu
4 Kwilu Kikwit Bandundu
5 May Ndombe Inongo Bandundu
6 Kasaï Luebo Kasai Occidental
7 Lulua Kananga Kasai Occidental
8 Kasaï oriental Mbuji Mayi Kasai Oriental
9 Lomami Kabinda Kasai Oriental
10 Sankuru Lodja Kasai Oriental
11 Maniema Kindu invariably
12 south Kivu Bukavu invariably
13 north Kivu Goma invariably
14 Ituri Bunia Orientale
15 skin Uele Isiro Orientale
16 Tshopo Kisangani Orientale
17 Bas Uele Buta Orientale
18 north Ubangi Gbadolite Équateur
19 Mongala Lisala Équateur
20 south Ubangi Gemena Équateur
21 Équateur Mbandaka Équateur
22 Tshuapa Boende Équateur
23 Tanganyika Kalemie Katanga
24 skin Lomami Kamina Katanga
25 Lualaba Kolwezi Katanga
26 skin Katanga Lubumbashi Katanga
 

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