Kasaï-Oriental (former province)
Kasaï-Oriental (French for "East Kasai") was one of the eleven provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo between 1966 and 2015, when it was split into the new, smaller Kasai-Oriental province, the Lomami and the Sankuru provinces.
Province du Kasaï-oriental
Former province of the
Democratic Republic of the Congo
|Country||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|• Governor||Alphonse Ngoyi Kasanji|
|• Total||173,110 km2 (66,840 sq mi)|
|• Density||38/km2 (98/sq mi)|
It borders the provinces of Kasaï-Occidental to the west, Équateur to the northwest, Orientale to the northeast, Maniema to the east, and Katanga to the south. Kasaï-Oriental is one of the richest diamond producing regions in the world. The provincial capital is Mbuji-Mayi.