Rumonge Province

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Rumonge Province
Province of Rumonge.png
Country Burundi
 • GovernorJuvénal Bigirimana
 • Total1,079.72 km2 (416.88 sq mi)
Population (2008 census)
 • Total352,026
 • Density330/km2 (840/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)

Rumonge Province is one of the eighteen provinces of Burundi.[2] It was created on 26 March 2015 by combining the communes of Burambi, Buyengero and Rumonge, previously part of Bururi Province, with the Bugarama and Muhuta communes previously belonging to Bujumbura Rural Province.[3]


The capital is at Rumonge,[3] on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. The Rumonge Nature Reserve, a semi-deciduous forest, and Kigwena Nature Reserve, a lowland tropical forest, are located in the province.


The province's first governor, Juvénal Bigirimana, was sworn in on 17 April 2015.[4] In June 2015 it elected four deputies to Burundi's National Assembly,[5] and in July it chose its first two senators, Jean-Pierre Ndayahundwa and Tharcisse Rutomo.[6]


Rumonge Province administers the following communes:[3]


  1. ^ Law, Gwillim. "Provinces of Burundi". Statoids. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Rumonge désormais la 18ème province de la République du Burundi". National Assembly of Burundi. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Nkurunziza, Pierre (26 March 2015). "LOI No 1/10 DU 26 MARS 2015 PORTANT CREATION DE LA PROVINCE DU RUMONGE ET DELIMITATION DES PROVINCES DE BUJUMBURA, BURURI ET RUMONGE" (PDF). Presidential Cabinet, Republic of Burundi. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  4. ^ Gahimbare, Grâce-Divine (20 April 2015). "PROVINCE RUMONGE: Investiture du gouverneur" [RUMONGE PROVINCE: Inauguration of the governor]. Publications De Presse Burundaise (in French). Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Résultats provisoires de l'election des deputes au niveau national" (PDF). 8 July 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Liste des Sénateurs Législature 2015-2020". Senat du Burundi. Retrieved 9 August 2015.

Coordinates: 3°58′S 29°26′E / 3.967°S 29.433°E / -3.967; 29.433