Tshopo is one of the 21 new provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo created in the 2015 repartitioning. It is situated in the north central part of the country on the Tshopo River, for which it is named.

Province de la Tshopo
Official seal of Tshopo
Location of Tshopo
Coordinates: 0°31′N 25°12′E
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Named forTshopo River
  GovernorMadeleine Nikomba Sabangu[1]
  Total199,567 km2 (77,053 sq mi)
 (2005 est.)
  Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (Central Africa Time)
License Plate CodeDemocratic Republic of the Congo CGO / 25
Official languageFrench

Tshopo, Bas-Uele, Haut-Uele, and Ituri provinces are the result of the dismemberment of the former Orientale province.[2] Tshopo was formed from the Tshopo district and the independently administered city of Kisangani which retained its status as a provincial capital.

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