Gicumbi District

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Gicumbi District
District
Shown within Northern Province and Rwanda
Shown within Northern Province and Rwanda
Country Rwanda
Province Northern
Capital Byumba
Area
 • Total 829 km2 (320 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 395,606
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)

Gicumbi is a district (akarere) in Northern Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Byumba, which is also the provincial capital.

Geography[edit]

The district lies due-north of Kigali, straddling the major road from Kigali to Kampala. It is a hilly district.

Sectors[edit]

Gicumbi district is divided into 21 sectors (imirenge): Bukure, Bwisige, Byumba, Cyumba, Giti, Kaniga, Manyagiro, Miyove, Kageyo, Mukarange, Muko, Mutete, Nyamiyaga, Nyankenke II, Rubaya, Rukomo, Rushaki, Rutare, Ruvune, Rwamiko and Shangasha.

Gihembe refugee camp[edit]

On 15 December 2014, Gihembe Refugee Camp in Gicumbi District received a visit from Howard G. Buffett, who pledged funding to assist with repatriation of Congolese refugees.[1]

Climate[edit]

Considered a tropical savanna climate typically with a pronounced dry season. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is Aw (Tropical Savanna Climate).[2]

Climate data for Gicumbi
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(74)
24
(76)
24
(76)
24
(76)
23
(74)
23
(74)
24
(75)
Average low °C (°F) 13
(56)
13
(56)
13
(56)
13
(56)
13
(56)
13
(55)
13
(55)
13
(56)
13
(56)
13
(56)
13
(55)
13
(56)
13
(55)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 71
(2.8)
79
(3.1)
140
(5.5)
160
(6.3)
122
(4.8)
20
(0.8)
8
(0.3)
56
(2.2)
97
(3.8)
112
(4.4)
117
(4.6)
71
(2.8)
1,049
(41.3)
Average precipitation days 9 10 15 20 15 3 1 6 13 16 16 12 136
Source: Weatherbase [3]

See also[edit]

  • Mulindi - Mulindi Tea Plantation, National Liberation Struggle Museum

References[edit]

  1. ^ Théogène Nsengimana (2014-12-16). "Rwanda: Howard Buffett to Support Congolese Refugees". The New Times - allAfrica.com. Retrieved 2015-01-08. 
  2. ^ Climate Summary
  3. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on July 12, 2013.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 1°37′S 30°07′E / 1.617°S 30.117°E / -1.617; 30.117