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Province  Sud-Kivu Province
Population  378,736 (2012)
Elevation  746 m (2,448 ft)
Local time  Monday 12:55 PM
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Country  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Weather  29°C, Wind SE at 14 km/h, 69% Humidity

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Uvira is a city in Sud-Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, located at the extreme 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 in Katanga Province, Kigoma in Tanzania, Pulungu in Zambia and Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi.

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Map of Uvira, Democratic Republic of the Congo

The town is linked by road to Bukavu, the capital of Sud-Kivu, and Bujumbura. The town is 120 km from Bukavu and 60 km from the territory of Fizi. Uvira is a Roman Catholic diocese, a suffragan of the archdiocese of Bukavu.

Uvira is a city in Sud-Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, located at the extreme north end of Lake Tanganyika. There is a lake port called Kalundu at the southern end of the town (the second important port in the Congo), which provides links to:

- Kalemie in Katanga Province, - Kigoma in Tanzania, - Pulungu in Zambia, - and Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi.

Uvira is also linked by road to: - Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi (25 km) - The territory of Fizi (60 km) - Rwanda via Kamanyola border (80 km) - Bukavu, the capital of Sud-Kivu province (120 km) - Kalemie in Katanga Province and (385 km)

Uvira Mental Health Center will serve primarily residents in territory of Uvira, territory of Fizi and Territory of Walungu (kamanyola), although individuals living outside the region may also receive care.

History

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.

References

Uvira Wikipedia