Southern Province, Rwanda

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Southern Province
Province
Landscape near the Burundi border
Landscape near the Burundi border
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Country Rwanda
Capital Nyanza
Districts
Government
 • Governor Fidèle Ndayisaba
Area[1]
 • Total 5,963 km2 (2,302 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 2,589,975
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Other settlements Butare, Gikongoro, Ruhango

Southern Province (Kinyarwanda: Intara y'Amajyepfo; French: Province du Sud) 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.

Southern Province comprises the former provinces of Gikongoro, Gitarama, and Butare, and is divided into the districts of Butare, Gatagara, Gikongoro, Gisagara, Gitarama, Kamonyi, Nyanza, and Nyaruguru.

The capital city of Southern Province is Nyanza.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Area Calculation (see below)

Area calculation

  • Pixel sizes for provinces taken from traced maps: Northern = 28,547; Eastern = 81,548; Southern = 50,844; Western = 51,798; Kigali = 6,129
  • Total Pixel size for Rwanda = 28,547 + 81,548 + 50,844 + 51,798 + 6,129 = 218,866
  • => Southern Province % of total area: 50,844 / 218,866 = 23.23%
  • Total area of Rwanda = 26,338 km2 (10,169 sq mi)
    • "Rwanda". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 4 March 2010. Accessed 11 March 2010.
  • => Area of Southern Province = 26,338 km2 (10,169 sq mi) x 23.23% = 6,118 km2 (2,362 sq mi)

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Coordinates: 2°37′19″S 29°36′29″E / 2.62194°S 29.60806°E / -2.62194; 29.60806