Tshuapa 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.

    Administrative areas

    Territorial components are :
  • Befale
  • Boende
  • Bokungu
  • Djolu
  • Ikela
  • Monkoto