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Haut-Lomami District was a
district A district is a type of administrative division that, in some countries, is managed by the local government. Across the world, areas known as "districts" vary greatly in size, spanning regions or County, counties, several Municipality, municipal ...
of the pre-2015
Katanga Province Katanga was one of the four large provinces created in the Belgian Congo The Belgian Congo (french: link=no, Congo belge, ; nl, Belgisch-Congo) was a Belgian colonial empire, Belgian colony in Central Africa from 1908 until independence ...
in the
Democratic Republic of the Congo The Democratic Republic of the Congo ( french: République démocratique du Congo (RDC) ), also known as Congo-Kinshasa, DR Congo, the DRC, the DROC, or the Congo, and formerly Zaire Zaire (, ), officially the Republic of Zaire (frenc ...

Democratic Republic of the Congo
. The district dates back to the days of the
Belgian Congo The Belgian Congo (french: link=no, Congo belge, ; nl, Belgisch-Congo) was a Belgian colony in Central Africa Central Africa is a subregion of the Africa, African continent comprising various countries according to different definitions ...

Belgian Congo
. At its greatest extent it roughly corresponded to the northern part of the current
Lualaba Province Lualaba is one of the 21 new provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo created in the Subdivisions of the DR Congo#New provinces, 2015 repartitioning. Lualaba, Haut-Katanga, Haut-Lomami, and Tanganyika Province, Tanganyika provinces are t ...
and to the present
Haut-Lomami Haut-Lomami (French for "Upper Lomami") is one of the 21 new provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo There are currently twenty-five provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The capital, Kinshasa city, is administratively ...
Province.


Belgian Congo

The original four provinces of the Belgian Congo had considerable autonomy, but in 1933 they were reorganized into six provinces, named after their capitals, and the central government assumed more control. Katanga became Elisabethville Province. The number of districts in the colony was reduced to 15. Elisabethville Province was divided into
Lualaba District Lualaba District was a Districts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, district of the pre-2015 Katanga Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The district dates back to the days of the Congo Free State and the Belgian Congo. The orig ...
in the west, and Tanganika District and Haut-Katanga District in the east. By 1955 Lualaba had been greatly reduced in size, with the northern part of the district split off as Haut-Lomami District and part of the east transferred to Luapula-Moero District. A 1955–1957 map shows Haut-Lomami District bordered by Lulua District and Kabinda District to the north, Tanganika District to the northeast., Luapula-Moero District to the southeast, Lualaba District to the south and Portuguese territories to the west. The area was out of a total of for Katanga province as a whole.


Post-independence

On 11 July 1960, a few days after the Congo Republic had gained independence, the province of Katanga seceded as an independent state. In November 1961 the northern portion was reconquered by the national government and made the province of Nord-Katanga. On 21 January 1963 the remainder of Katanga was reconquered and divided into the provinces of Lualaba and Katanga Oriental. Nord-Katanga, Lualaba and Katanga Oriental were merged back into the province of Katanga on 28 December 1966. In 2015 Haut-Lomami Province was formed from Haut-Lomami district, whose town of
Kamina Kamina is the capital city of Haut-Lomami Haut-Lomami (French for "Upper Lomami") is one of the 21 new provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo created in the Subdivisions of the DR Congo#New provinces, 2015 repartitioning. Haut-Loma ...
was elevated to capital city of the new province.


Gallery

File:1933 provinces Belgian Congo cropped from 1950 administration map Atlas General du Congo 611.jpg, 1933 provinces and districts. Lualaba in the west of Katanga File:Democratic Republic of the Congo (26 provinces) - Lualaba.svg, The current Lualaba Province File:Democratic Republic of the Congo (26 provinces) - Haut-Lomami.svg, The current Haut-Lomami Province


See also

* Districts of the Congo Free State * Districts of the Belgian Congo * Districts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo


References


Sources

* * * * * * * {{Authority control Districts of the Congo Free State Districts of the Belgian Congo Lualaba Province Districts of Katanga Province