Mkoa wa Rutana
|• Total||1,959.45 km2 (756.55 sq mi)|
|• Density||170/km2 (440/sq mi)|
Rutana Province is one of the 18 provinces of Burundi.
Rutana Province was originally created on 26 September 1960 as part of national political and administrative reforms initiated by the Belgian colonial administration in Ruanda-Urundi. In 1962 Burundi became independent. The new constitution reduced the number of provinces and Rutana was merged into Bururi Province and Ruyigi Province.
It is divided administratively into the following communes:
- Commune of Bukemba
- Commune of Giharo
- Commune of Gitanga
- Commune of Mpinga-Kayove
- Commune of Musongati
- Commune of Rutana
- Weinstein 1976, p. 241.
- Weinstein, Warren (1976). Historical Dictionary of Burundi. Metuchen: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-0962-8.