Northern Province, Rwanda

Northern Province, Rwanda
Northern Province
—  Province  —
Country Rwanda
Capital Byumba
Districts
Government
 – Governor Aime Bosenibamwe
Area[1]
 – Total 3,293 km2 (1,271.4 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 – Total 1,650,704
 – Density 501/km2 (1,297.6/sq mi)
Other settlements Ruhengeri

Northern Province (Kinyarwanda: Intara y'Amajyaruguru; French: Province du Nord) 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.

Northern Province comprises most of the former provinces of Ruhengeri and Byumba, along with northern portions of Kigali Rural. It is divided into the districts of Burera, Gicumbi, Gakenke, Musanze, and Rulindo.

The capital city of Northern Province is Byumba.

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b Ministry of Local Government, Republic of Rwanda (MINALOC): "Northern Province". Performance contracts in Year 2009-2010 (July 2009-June 2010). Accessed on 2010-03-11.

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Coordinates: 1°34′5″S 29°54′37″E / 1.56806°S 29.91028°E / -1.56806; 29.91028



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