Kasaï-Oriental (French for "East Kasai") is one of the 21 new provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo created in the 2015 repartitioning. Kasaï-Oriental, Lomami, and Sankuru provinces are the result of the dismemberment of the former Kasaï-Oriental province. Kasaï-Oriental was formed from the Tshilenge district and the independently administered city of Mbuji-Mayi which retained its status as a provincial capital.
|Province du Kasaï Oriental|
|Coordinates: 06°09′S 23°36′E|
|Named for||Kasai River|
|• Governor||Patrick Mathias Kabeya|
|• Total||9,545 km2 (3,685 sq mi)|
|• Density||330/km2 (850/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+02:00 (CAT)|
|License Plate Code||CGO / 09|
The new province's territory corresponds to most of the historic Sud-Kasaï province which existed in the early period after independence between 1963 and 1966.