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Article 2 of the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo divides the country into the capital city of Kinshasa and 25 named provinces. It also gives the capital the status of a province. Therefore, in many contexts Kinshasa is regarded as the 26th province.
|Provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo|
Provinces de la République démocratique du Congo (French)
|Location||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Number||26 provinces (1 is a city-province)|
|Populations||1,250,000 (Bas-Uele) – 13,916,000 (Kinshasa)|
|Areas||9,545 km2 (3,685 sq mi) (Kasaï-Oriental) – 199,567 km2 (77,053 sq mi) (Tshopo)|
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|Democratic Republic of the Congo portal|