Western Province, Rwanda

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Western Province
Lake Kivu
Lake Kivu
Rwanda WestProvDists.png
CountryRwanda
Formed2006
CapitalKibuye
Districts
Government
 • GovernorMunyantwari Alphonse (current )
Area
 • Total5,883 km2 (2,271 sq mi)
Population
(2012 census)
 • Total2,471,348
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Other settlementsGisenyi, Cyangugu
HDI (2017)0.520[1]
low
Websitewww.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.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.

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