South Kivu

South Kivu Province

Province du Sud-Kivu
Democratic Republic of the Congo (26 provinces) - Sud-Kivu.svg
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
CapitalBukavu
Largest cityBukavu
Government
 • GovernorClaude Nyamugabo
Area
 • Total65,070 km2 (25,120 sq mi)
Area rank17th
Population
(2015)
 • Total5,772,000
 • Rank3rd
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Official languageFrench
National languageSwahili
HDI (2015)0.391[1]
low
Websitewww.sudkivu.cd

South Kivu (French: Sud-Kivu) is one of 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] Its capital is Bukavu.

History

South Kivu Province was created in 1989, when the existing Kivu Province was divided into three parts (South Kivu, North Kivu and Maniema).

In June 2014, around 35 people were killed in an attack in the South Kivu village of Mutarule. The attack was apparently part of dispute over cattle.[3]

On 7 August 2015 the 2015 South Kivu earthquake, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake, struck 35 km (22 mi) north northeast of Kabare at a depth of 12.0 km (7.5 mi).[4] One policeman was killed.

Approximate correspondence between historical and current province

Approximate correspondence between historical and current province
Belgian Congo Republic of the Congo Zaire Democratic Republic of the Congo
1908 1919 1932 1947 1963 1966 1971 1988 1997 2015
22 districts 4 provinces 6 provinces 6 provinces 21 provinces + capital 8 provinces + capital 8 provinces + capital 11 provinces 11 provinces 26 provinces
Bas-Uele Orientale Stanleyville Orientale Uele Orientale Haut-Zaïre Orientale Bas-Uele
Haut-Uele Haut-Uele
Ituri Kibali-Ituri Ituri
Stanleyville Haut-Congo Tshopo
Aruwimi
Maniema Costermansville Kivu Maniema Kivu Maniema
Lowa
Kivu Nord-Kivu Nord-Kivu
Kivu-Central Sud-Kivu
Other Languages
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Паўднёвае Ківу
български: Южно Киву
brezhoneg: Sud-Kivu
Deutsch: Sud-Kivu
Esperanto: Sud-Kivuo
فارسی: سود کیوا
français: Sud-Kivu
한국어: 남키부 주
Bahasa Indonesia: Sud-Kivu
lietuvių: Pietų Kivu
lingála: Kivu ya Sidi
Bahasa Melayu: Sud-Kivu
Nederlands: Zuid-Kivu
日本語: 南キヴ州
Nordfriisk: Sud-Kivu (Prowins)
norsk: Sud-Kivu
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Janubiy Kivu
português: Sud-Kivu
русский: Южное Киву
slovenčina: Sud-Kivu
Türkçe: Güney Kivu
українська: Південне Ківу
Tiếng Việt: Nam Kivu
中文: 南基伍省