Western Province, Rwanda

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Western Province
Province
Lake Kivu
Lake Kivu
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Country Rwanda
Formed 2006
Capital Kibuye
Districts
Government
 • Governor Celestin Kabahizi (2008-)
Area
 • Total 5,883 km2 (2,271 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 2,471,348
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Other settlements Gisenyi, Cyangugu
Website www.westernprovince.gov.rw

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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Coordinates: 2°22′30″S 29°12′35″E / 2.37500°S 29.20972°E / -2.37500; 29.20972