Byumba

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Byumba
Byumba is located in Rwanda
Byumba
Byumba
Location in Rwanda
Coordinates: 1°34′34″S 30°04′03″E / 1.57611°S 30.06750°E / -1.57611; 30.06750
CountryFlag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda
Admin. ProvinceNorthern Province
DistrictGicumbi
Area
 • Total48 km2 (19 sq mi)
Elevation
2,237 m (7,339 ft)
Population
(2015)
 • Total70,593
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
ClimateCfb

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]

Population[edit]

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.

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