Maniema is one of 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[3] Its capital is Kindu.

Maniema Province

Province du Maniema
Coordinates: 02°57′S 25°57′E
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
  TypeProvincial assembly
  BodyProvincial Assembly of Maniema
  GovernorAugustin Musafiri Myoma[1]
  Total132,520 km2 (51,170 sq mi)
Area rank6th
 (2010 est.)
  Density15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Official languageFrench
National languageSwahili
HDI (2017)0.431[2]


Henry Morton Stanley explored the area, calling it Manyema.[4]:Vol.Two,96


Maniema borders the provinces of Kasai-Oriental to the west, Orientale to the north, North Kivu and South Kivu to the east, and Katanga to the south.

Political divisions

Maniema consists of the city of Kindu and seven territories: Punia, Pangi, Lubutu, Kibombo, Kasongo, Kailo and Kabambare. The city of Kindu has the communes of Alunguli, Kasuku and Mikelenge


Mining is the main industry in the province and diamonds, copper, gold and cobalt are mined outside of Kindu.[5]

Kailo Territory is home to open pit wolframite and Cassiterite mines.[6]


See also


  1. "Congo (Kinshasa) provinces". Rulers. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  2. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. Central Intelligence Agency (2014). "Democratic Republic of the Congo". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  4. Stanley, H.M., 1899, Through the Dark Continent, London: G. Newnes, Vol. One ISBN 0486256677, Vol. Two ISBN 0486256685
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-16. Retrieved 2014-10-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. "Mining in Kailo". Flickr - Photo Sharing!.

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