Cuvette-Ouest Department


Cuvette-Ouest, department of the Republic of the Congo
Country Republic of the Congo
Capital Ewo
  Total 26,600 km2 (10,300 sq mi)
Population (2007 census)
  Total 72,999
  Density 2.7/km2 (7.1/sq mi)

Cuvette-Ouest (or Western Cuvette) is a department of the Republic of the Congo in the western part of the country. It borders the departments of Cuvette and Sangha, and Gabon. The capital is Ewo. Principal cities and towns include Kelle.

Cuvette-Ouest has been the site of several outbreaks of the Ebola virus.

Cuvette-Ouest is divided into six districts:

  1. Etoumbi District
  2. Ewo District
  3. Kelle District
  4. Mbama District
  5. Mbomo District
  6. Okoyo District


Coordinates: 0°52′00″S 14°49′00″E / 0.866667°S 14.8167°E / -0.866667; 14.8167

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