Kibuye, Rwanda

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Kibuye, Rwanda
Genocide Memorial Church with Never Again Display
Genocide Memorial Church with Never Again Display
Kibuye, Rwanda is located in Rwanda
Kibuye, Rwanda
Kibuye, Rwanda
Location in Rwanda
Coordinates: 2°03′42″S 29°20′54″E / 2.06167°S 29.34833°E / -2.06167; 29.34833
CountryFlag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda
Admin. ProvinceWestern Province
1,457 m (4,780 ft)
 • Total48,024

Kibuye is a city in Karongi District, and the headquarters of the Western Province in Rwanda.


The city lies on the eastern shores of Lake Kivu, between Gisenyi and Cyangugu, approximately 135 kilometres (84 mi), by road, west of Kigali, the capital and largest city in the country.[1] The geographical coordinates of the town are: 2°03'42.0"S, 29°20'54.0"E (Latitude:-2.061672; Longitude:29.348344).[2]


Kibuye is known as a beach resort and is within driving distance of two national parks. It is home to a genocide memorial marking the massacre of 90% of the town's Tutsi population in the Rwandan Civil War.[3] The Ndaba Falls lie near the city.[4]

Both Kibuye Power Plant 1[5] and KivuWatt Power Station[6] lie within Kibuye.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ GFC (6 March 2016). "Distance between Kigali, Rwanda and Kibuye, Western Province, Rwanda". (GFC). Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  2. ^ Google (6 March 2016). "Location of Kibuye, Karongi District, Western Rwanda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  3. ^ McGreal, Chris (29 March 2004). "'It's so difficult to live with what we know'". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  4. ^ LPC (7 March 2016). "Things to do in Kibuye". (LPC). Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  5. ^ Henderson, Zack (31 August 2010). "Rwandan power plant converts methane from exploding lake into clean energy". Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  6. ^ Tumwebaze, Peterson (17 July 2015). "Rwanda: Government Moves To Fix Power Challenges". New Times (Rwanda) via Kigali. Retrieved 7 March 2016.

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Coordinates: 02°03′42″S 29°20′54″E / 2.06167°S 29.34833°E / -2.06167; 29.34833