Kirundo Province

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Kayanza Province
Province
Burundi Kirundo.png
Country  Burundi
Capital Kirundo
Government
 • Governor Oscar Ruvuna
Area
 • Total 1,703.34 km2 (657.66 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 8th
Population (2008 census)
 • Total 628,256
 • Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)

Kirundo Province is one of the seventeen provinces of Burundi with seven communes (Busoni, Bwabaragwe, Kirundo, Bugabira, Vumbi, Ntega and Gitobe). Kirundo has three big lakes: Cohoha, Rweru, and Rwihinda. Lakes Cohoha and Rweru are located in commune Busone, and Lake Rwihinda is in commune Kirundo. Kirundo is the capital city of province Kirundo.

Before the climate change, Kirundo was the richest province because of its productive land. Now Kirundo is no longer productive. The climate change devastate the province forever. In fifteen years those three lakes are almost half evaporated.

It is the northernmost province and it shares an international border with Rwanda.


Coordinates: 2°33′7″S 30°5′39″E / 2.55194°S 30.09417°E / -2.55194; 30.09417