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.[2] 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
Official seal of Kasaï-Oriental
Location of Kasaï-Oriental
Coordinates: 06°09′S 23°36′E
Country DR Congo
Established2015 (2015)
Named forKasai River
  GovernorPatrick Mathias Kabeya[1]
  Total9,545 km2 (3,685 sq mi)
  Density330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (CAT)
License Plate CodeDemocratic Republic of the Congo 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.

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