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|
|Coordinates: 0°31′N 25°12′E|
|Country||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Named for||Tshopo River|
|• Governor||Madeleine Nikomba Sabangu|
|• Total||199,567 km2 (77,053 sq mi)|
|• Density||13/km2 (34/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (Central Africa Time)|
|License Plate Code||CGO / 25|
Tshopo, Bas-Uele, Haut-Uele, and Ituri provinces are the result of the dismemberment of the former Orientale province. Tshopo was formed from the Tshopo district and the independently administered city of Kisangani which retained its status as a provincial capital.