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Northern Province, Rwanda

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Country  Rwanda
Area  3,276 kmĀ²
Other settlements  Ruhengeri
Capital  Byumba
Northern Province, Rwanda

Districts  List 1. Burera 2. Gakenke 3. Gicumbi 4. Musanze 5. Rulindo
Website  www.northernprovince.gov.rw
Points of interest  Volcanoes National Park, Mount Bisoke, Mount Karisimbi, Musanze Caves

Sunzu village northern province rwanda with tom allen from bridge 2 rwanda

Northern Province (Kinyarwanda: Intara y'Amajyaruguru; French: Province du Nord) 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.


Map of Northern Province, Rwanda

Northern Province comprises most of the former provinces of Ruhengeri and Byumba, along with northern portions of Kigali Rural. It is divided into the districts of Burera, Gicumbi, Gakenke, Musanze, and Rulindo.

The capital city of Northern Province is Musanze.

The province's official languages are English, French and Kinyarwanda.

The governor, appointed by presidential decree, is currently Mr. Aime Bosenibamwe.

The preceding governor of Northern province was Boniface Rucagu, formerly governor of Ruhengeri Province.


Northern Province, Rwanda Wikipedia