Muramvya Province

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Muramvya Province
Burundi - Muramvya.svg
Country Burundi
 • Total695.52 km2 (268.54 sq mi)
 (2008 census)
 • Total292,589
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)

Muramvya Province is one of the 18 provinces of Burundi. The capital city is Muramvya. In 2007 the province was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List.


The area is renowned for the route of enthronement of the Bami (kings), the royal capital of Mbuye, the necropolis of the queen mothers in Mpotsa, and the royal necropolis of Nkiko-Mugamba, amongst other things.[1]

World Heritage status[edit]

The region's cultural and natural landscape was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on May 9, 2007 in the Mixed (Cultural & Natural) category.[2]


Muramvya Province is divided administratively into the following communes:



Les paysages naturels sacrés de Muramvya, de Mpotsa et de Nkiko-Mugamba - UNESCO World Heritage Centre Accessed 2009-02-25.

Coordinates: 3°15′15″S 29°37′43″E / 3.25417°S 29.62861°E / -3.25417; 29.62861