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Uvira is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coordinates: 3°24′S 29°09′E / 3.4°S 29.15°E / -3.4; 29.15
Country  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Province Sud-Kivu Province
Population (2005)
 - Total 170,422

Uvira is a city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the province of Sud-Kivu, located at the north end of Lake Tanganyika. There is a lake port called Kalundu at the southern end of the town, which provides links by boat to Kalemie, Kigoma in Tanzania, and to Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi (which is only 15 kilometers away).

The town is linked by road to Bukavu, as well as to Bujumbura. Uvira is situated at the extréme north of Lake Tanganyika. The town is 120 km from the city of Bukavu, the capital of Sud-Kivu, 60 km from the territory of Fizi. Uvira is a Roman-Catholic diocese, a suffragan of the archdiocese of Bukavu.


Uvira was the former capital of Sud-Kivu Subregion, which was part of the Kivu region during the Mobutu era. Following the creation of Sud-Kivu as a province, the capital was transferred to Bukavu.

Uvira is the headquarter of the newly created global Congolese community association known in French as Cadre d'Appui aux Actions de Développement au Congo (CAADEC). The [CAADEC] ( is a framework of networking that links Congolese of the diaspora and those in Congo for the common goal of sharing ideas and working together to contribute to the greater good of developing their country, by supporting individual and collective initiatives that promote community development and job creation as a foundation for rebuilding the country.

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Sud-Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Cities: Bukavu (capital) || Communes: Bagira, Ibanda, Kadutu, Kasha

Territories: Fizi, Idjwi, Kabare, Kalehe, Mwenga, Shabunda, Uvira, Walungu

Coordinates: 3°24′S 29°09′E / 3.4°S 29.15°E / -3.4; 29.15



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