Nyanza, Rwanda

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Nyanza, Rwanda
Town
The ancient King's Palace in Nyanza (now museum).
The ancient King's Palace in Nyanza (now museum).
Nyanza, Rwanda is located in Rwanda
Nyanza, Rwanda
Nyanza, Rwanda
Location in Rwanda
Coordinates: 2°21′06″S 29°45′03″E / 2.35167°S 29.75083°E / -2.35167; 29.75083
Country Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda
Admin. Province Southern Province
District Nyanza District
Area
 • Total 672 km2 (259 sq mi)
Elevation 1,792 m (5,879 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 323,719
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)

Nyanza (also known as Nyabisindu) is a town located in Nyanza District in the Southern Province of Rwanda.

The old Royal Palace of the Rwandan monarchy is located in the town of Nyanza. It is now the Rwesero Art Museum.

Nyanza was the capital of the Kingdom of Rwanda from 1958 to 1962.

During the Rwandan Genocide the town of Nyanza was the site of a large massacre of Tutsis and Moderate Hutus

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Coordinates: 2°21′S 29°44′E / 2.350°S 29.733°E / -2.350; 29.733