is one of the 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
. Its capital is the town of Boende
The district is named for the Tshuapa River
. It is situated in the north-west of the country, on the Congo River
Tshuapa was previously administered as a district as part of Équateur province.
On 1924.02.11, the Catholic mission established the Apostolic Prefecture of Tsuapa here, on territory split off from the then Apostolic Vicariate of Nouvelle-Anvers, but it was renamed on
1926.01.28 as Apostolic Prefecture of Coquilhatville / de Coquilhatville (Latin), having gained territory from the same Apostolic Vicariate of Nouvelle-Anvers); it became the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mbandaka-Bikoro.
Territorial components are :