Muramvya Province

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Muramvya Province
province
Burundi Muramvya.png
Country  Burundi
Capital Muramvya
Area
 • Total 695.52 km2 (268.54 sq mi)
Population (2008 census)
 • Total 292,589
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)

Muramvya Province is one of the 17 provinces of Burundi. The capital is Muramvya. It has a unique cultural landscape (see below).

Culture[edit]

The area is renowned for the route of enthronement of the Bami (or kings), the royal capital of Mbuye, the necropolis of the queens mothers in Mpotsa, and the royal necropolis of Nkiko-Mugamba, amongst other things.[1]

World Heritage Status[edit]

This region's cultural and natural landscape was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on May 9, 2007 in the Mixed (Cultural & Natural) category.[2]

Communes[edit]

It is divided administratively into the following communes:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Les paysages naturels sacrés de Muramvya, de Mpotsa et de Nkiko-Mugamba - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  2. ^ Les paysages naturels sacrés de Muramvya, de Mpotsa et de Nkiko-Mugamba - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

References[edit]

Les paysages naturels sacrés de Muramvya, de Mpotsa et de Nkiko-Mugamba - UNESCO World Heritage Centre Accessed 2009-02-25.

Coordinates: 3°15′15″S 29°37′43″E / 3.25417°S 29.62861°E / -3.25417; 29.62861