Southern Province, Rwanda

Southern Province (Kinyarwanda: Intara y'Amajyepfo; French: Province du Sud; Dutch: Zuidelijke Provincie) 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.

Southern Province
Landscape near the Burundi border
Landscape near the Burundi border
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CountryRwanda
CapitalNyanza
Districts
Government
 • GovernorMs. Alice KAYITESI
Area
 • Total5,963 km2 (2,302 sq mi)
Other settlementsButare, Gikongoro, Ruhango
HDI (2018)0.522[2]
low · 4th of 5

Southern Province comprises the former provinces of Gikongoro, Gitarama, and Butare, and is divided into the districts of Huye, Ruhango, Nyamagabe, Gisagara, Muhanga, Kamonyi, Nyanza, and Nyaruguru.

The capital city of Southern Province is Nyanza.


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Area Calculation (see below)
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.


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Coordinates: 2°37′19″S 29°36′29″E / 2.62194°S 29.60806°E / -2.62194; 29.60806