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Byumba is located in Rwanda
Location in Rwanda
Coordinates: 1°34′34″S 30°04′03″E / 1.57611°S 30.06750°E / -1.57611; 30.06750
Country Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda
Admin. Province Northern Province
District Gicumbi
 • Total 48 km2 (19 sq mi)
Elevation 2,237 m (7,339 ft)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 36,401
 • Density 760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Climate Cwb

Byumba is a city in northern Rwanda, and is the capital of Gicumbi District. It is home to an SOS Children's Village. The city lies about 60 kilometres (37 mi), north of the capital Kigali.[1] This location lies approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi), south of the International border with Uganda at Gatuna.[2]


As of 2012, the human population in Byumba was estimated at 75,463.

Economic activity[edit]

Banque Populaire du Rwanda (BPR), maintains a branch in Byumba.


  1. ^ Map Showing Kigali And Byumba With Distance Marker
  2. ^ Travel Distance Between Byumba And Gatuna

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Coordinates: 1°34′34″S 30°04′03″E / 1.57611°S 30.06750°E / -1.57611; 30.06750