|Admin. Province||Southern Province|
|Elevation||1,792 m (5,879 ft)|
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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