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Gitarama Province

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Gitarama was one of the former twelve provinces (intara) of Rwanda and was situated in the centre of the country, to the west of the capital Kigali.

It had an area of 2,187 square kilometres and a population of some 851,451 (2002 figures) prior to its dissolution in January 2006.

Gitarama was divided into 8 districts: Muhanga, Kayumbu, Kabagali, Ntenyo, Kamonyi, Ntongwe, Ndiza and Ruyumba; and two towns: Ruhango and Gitarama. at its borders there is Butare, Kigali,Ruhengeri,Gisenyi and Kibuye provinces,and Burundi in south.

Tourist attractions included the Kamegeri rocks and the Busaga forest.

Gitarama Prefecture was created in 1959, increasing the number of prefectures of Rwanda from eight to nine. In 2002, it was renamed a province, as were the other prefectures of Rwanda.


Gitarama Province Wikipedia

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