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Tanganika District was a
district A district is a type of administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnational entity, first-level subdivision, as well as many similar terms, are generic ...
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 colony in Central Africa Central Africa is a subregion of the Africa, ...
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 present Tanganyika Province, with a small portion in the southwest now in
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 in the west, and Tanganika and
Haut-Katanga Haut-Katanga (French for "Upper Katanga") 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-Katanga, Haut-Lomami, Lualaba Province, Lualaba ...
districts in the east. Tanganika District was formed from the northern part of the
Tanganika-Moero District Tanganika-Moero District (french: District du Tanganika-Moero, nl, District Tanganika-Moero) was a district of the Belgian Congo from 1912 to 1933, when it was dissolved. It roughly corresponded to the present Tanganyika Province and the northern ...
. A 1955–1957 map shows Tanganika District bordering
Maniema District Maniema District (french: District du Maniema, nl, District Maniema) was a district of the Belgian Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It roughly corresponded in area to the present Maniema province. Location Henry Morton Stanley exp ...
and
Sud-Kivu District Sud-Kivu District (french: District du Sud-Kivu, nl, District Zuid-Kivu) was a district of the Belgian Congo The Belgian Congo (french: link=no, Congo belge, ; nl, Belgisch-Congo) was a Belgian colony in Central Africa Central Africa ...
to the north, British territories to the east, Luapula-Moero District to the south,
Haut-Lomami District 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, coun ...
to the southwest and
Kabinda District Kabinda District was a Districts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, district of the Belgian Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 2015 it was merged with the independently administered city of Mwene-Ditu to form Lomami Province. ...
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 (Tanganika). 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 the current Tanganyika Province was created from the Tanganika District, whose town of
Kalemie Kalemie, formerly Albertville or Albertstad, is a town on the western shore of Lake Tanganyika Lake Tanganyika is an African Great Lake. It is the second-oldest freshwater lake in the world, the second-largest by volume, and the second-dee ...

Kalemie
was elevated to capital city of the new province.


Gallery

File:1926 provinces Belgian Congo cropped from 1950 administration map Atlas General du Congo 611.jpg, 1926 provinces and districts. Katanga divided into districts File:1933 provinces Belgian Congo cropped from 1950 administration map Atlas General du Congo 611.jpg, 1933 provinces and districts. File:Democratic Republic of the Congo (26 provinces) - Tanganyika.svg, The current Tanganyika Province File:Democratic Republic of the Congo (26 provinces) - Haut-Lomami.svg, The current Haut-Lomami Province


See also

*
Districts of the Belgian Congo The Districts of the Belgian Congo were the primary administrative divisions when Belgium annexed the Congo Free State ''(Work and Progress) , national_anthem = Vers l'avenir ''Vers l'avenir'' (, "Towards the future"), less commonly k ...
* Districts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo


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* * * * * {{Authority control Districts of the Belgian Congo Districts of Katanga Province