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Bukavu
Provincial capital and city
Ville de Bukavu
Bukavu, September 2020
Bukavu, September 2020
Bukavu is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Bukavu
Bukavu
Location in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coordinates: 2°30′S 28°52′E / 2.500°S 28.867°E / -2.500; 28.867
Country DR Congo
ProvinceSouth Kivu
Founded1901
City status1958
CommunesBagira, Ibanda, Kadutu
Government
 • MayorZénon Karumba[2]
Area
 • City45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation
1,498 m (4,915 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • City870,954[1]
 • Density19,355/km2 (50,130/sq mi)
 • Urban
[3]
1,133,000
Time zoneUTC+2 (Central Africa Time)
ClimateAw

Bukavu is a city in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), lying at the extreme south-western edge of Lake Kivu, west of Cyangugu in Rwanda, and separated from it by the outlet of the Ruzizi River. It is the capital of the South Kivu Province and as of 2012 it had an estimated population of 806,940.

In 2021 it has an estimated urban population of 1,133,000.[3]

  1. ^ https://www.caid.cd/index.php/donnees-par-villes/ville-de-bukavu/?domaine=fiche
  2. ^ Bashige, Héritier (11 January 2023). "Bukavu : la page Bilubi tournée, le nouveau Maire prend ses fonctions". La Prunelle RDC (in French). Retrieved 11 January 2023.
  3. ^ a b PopulationStat.com

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