Rutana Province

Coordinates: 3°52′40″S 30°9′36″E / 3.87778°S 30.16000°E / -3.87778; 30.16000
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Rutana Province
Mkoa wa Rutana
Country Burundi
 • Total1,959.45 km2 (756.55 sq mi)
 (2008 census)
 • Total333,510
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)

Rutana Province is one of the 18 provinces of Burundi.

It contains the Kagera waterfalls, and the Nyakazu Fault.


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.[1]


It is divided administratively into the following communes:


  1. ^ Weinstein 1976, p. 241.

Works cited[edit]

  • Weinstein, Warren (1976). Historical Dictionary of Burundi. Metuchen: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-0962-8.

3°52′40″S 30°9′36″E / 3.87778°S 30.16000°E / -3.87778; 30.16000