Western Province, Rwanda


Western Province, Rwanda
Western Province
—  Province  —
Country Rwanda
Capital Kibuye
Districts
Government
 – Governor Penelope Kantarama
Area[1]
 – Total 5,882 km2 (2,271.1 sq mi)
Population (Year unknown)[1]
 – Total 2,008,319
 – Density 341.4/km2 (884.2/sq mi)
Other settlements Gisenyi, Cyangugu

Western Province (Kinyarwanda: Intara y'Iburengerazuba; French: Province de l'Ouest) is one of Rwanda's five provinces. It was created in early January 2006 as part of a government decentralization program that re-organized the country's local government structures.

Western Province comprises the former provinces of Cyangugu, Gisenyi, Kibuye, and a small portion of Ruhengeri. It is divided into the districts of Karongi, Nyabihu, Rubavu, Rusizi, Ngororero, Nyamasheke, and Rutsiro.

The capital city of Western Province is Kibuye.

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b Western Province, Republic of Rwanda: "Aperçu général: Imiterere y'Intara". Statistics. Province official website. Accessed on 2010-03-11.

External links

Coordinates: 2°22′30″S 29°12′35″E / 2.375°S 29.20972°E / -2.375; 29.20972



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