in North Kivu of Province du Nord-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
0.142 and 29.291 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 0° 8' 29" and E 29° 17' 28"
Currency and Currency Code:
Franc - CDF
Spoken languages:
French, Lingala, Kongo
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 07:00 AM (Wednesday)
Timezone: Africa/Lubumbashi
UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:48 am and 5:55 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
1.983 and -157.365 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Banana Village
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Current travel safety evaluation for Democratic Republic of the Congo in Middle Africa

Safety Score: 3,7 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Democratic Republic of the Congo. Last Update: 2022-11-29 08:01:08

Discover Butembo

Butembo in North Kivu (Province du Nord-Kivu) with it's 154,621 citizens is a city in Democratic Republic of the Congo about 1,013 mi (or 1,630 km) east of Kinshasa, the country's capital city.

Local time in Butembo is now 07:00 AM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Lubumbashi with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Butembo. The closest is airport we know is Beni Airport in Kiribati in a distance of 32 mi (or 52 km). Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Rwenzori Mountains National Park in Uganda at a distance of 44 mi (or 71 km). The closest in Democratic Republic of the Congo is Virunga National Park in a distance of 54 mi (or 71 km), East.

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Kasese, Kihihi, Rubirizi, Bundibugyo and Fort Portal. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 26°C / 78 °F

Morning Temperature 16°C / 61 °F
Evening Temperature 21°C / 69 °F
Night Temperature 17°C / 62 °F
Chance of rainfall 5%
Air Humidity 59%
Air Pressure 1009 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 3 km/h (2 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 78% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Thursday, 1st of December 2022

22°C (72 °F)
16°C (61 °F)
Light rain, calm, overcast clouds.

Friday, 2nd of December 2022

26°C (79 °F)
16°C (61 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Saturday, 3rd of December 2022

28°C (82 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Broken clouds, calm.

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The silent chaos TRAILER

Published: July 21, 2012
Length: 48:32 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Office Number Four

http://www.officenumberfour.com The Democratic Republic of Congo seems not to have found peace yet. The atrocities done, the greediness of foreign powers, the inconsistency of local istitutions...

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Butembo is a city in North Kivu, in the north eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, lying west of the Virunga National Park. Until the Congo Civil War, it was an important commercial centre with a large market, a cathedral, a small hospital, and an airport, lying in an area known for tea and coffee growing. As of 2010 it had an estimated population of 200,000.

Located at 0.15, 29.2833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in North Kivu

2008 Congo football riots

On Sunday 14 September 2008, a riot broke out in connection with a football game in Butembo, province of Nord-Kivu, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The teams playing were Socozaki and Nyuki System, which are two local clubs whose games are considered derbies. The riots were sparked by accusations that one of the football players was using witchcraft.

Located at 0.15, 29.2833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
2008 riots, 2008 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, African witchcraft, Football in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sports riots, Witch hunting, Association football hooliganism

Popular in vicinity

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Butembo, RUE, Бутембо