Tshopo is one of the 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is situated in the northeast of the country on the Tshopo River, for which it is named. Its capital is Kisangani.


The provincial capital is the city of Kisangani. Territories are:

  • Bafwasende
  • Banalia
  • Basoko
  • Isangi
  • Opala
  • Ubundu
  • Yahuma


    From 1963 to 1966, the area was constituted as the province of Haut-Congo. It was merged into Orientale Province in 1966 as, separately, the District of Tshopo and the city of Kisangani. The Presidents (later governors) of Haut-Congo were:
  • 1963 – 26 June 1963: Georges Grenfell (b. 1908)
  • 26 June 1963 – 1964: Paul Isombuma
  • 1964 – August 1964: François Aradjabu
  • August 1964 – 5 Nov 1966: Jean Marie Alamazani

    Provincial status was re-instated to Tshopo in 2015, being formed from Tshopo District and the city of Kisangani.

    Approximate correspondence between historical and current province