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Maniema Province

Province du Maniema
Democratic Republic of the Congo (26 provinces) - Maniema.svg
Country  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Capital Kindu
 • Type Provincial assembly
 • Body Provincial Assembly of Maniema
 • Total 132,520 km2 (51,170 sq mi)
 (2010 est.)
 • Total 2,049,300
 • Density 15.4641/km2 (40.0518/sq mi)
Official language French
National language Swahili

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

Maniema Province was created in 1989, when the existing Kivu Province was divided into three parts (South Kivu, North Kivu and Maniema). Mining is the main industry in the province. Diamonds, copper, gold and cobalt are mined in the province.

Maniema has the city of Kindu and seven territories:

  • Punia
  • Pangi
  • Lubutu
  • Kibombo
  • Kasongo
  • Kailo
  • Kabambare

The city of Kindu has the communes of Alunguli, Kasuku and Mikelenge.

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