Western Province, Rwanda
|This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (July 2013)|
|• Governor||Celestin Kabahizi (2008-)|
|• Total||5,883 km2 (2,271 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 census)|
|• Density||420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Other settlements||Gisenyi, Cyangugu|
Western Province (Kinyarwanda: Intara y'Iburengerazuba; French: Province de l'Ouest) is one of Rwanda's five provinces. It was created in early January 2006 as part of a government decentralization program that re-organized the country's local government structures.
Western Province comprises the former provinces of Cyangugu, Gisenyi, Kibuye, and a small portion of Ruhengeri. It is divided into the districts of Karongi, Nyabihu, Rubavu, Rusizi, Ngororero, Nyamasheke, and Rutsiro. The capital city of Western Province is Kibuye.
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