Western Province, Rwanda

Western Province (Kinyarwanda: Intara y'Iburengerazuba; French: Province de l'Ouest; Dutch: West-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.

Western Province
Lake Kivu
Lake Kivu
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CountryRwanda
Formed2006
CapitalKibuye
Districts
Government
 • GovernorFrancois Habitegeko
Area
 • Total5,883 km2 (2,271 sq mi)
Population
 (2012 census)
 • Total2,471,348
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Other settlementsGisenyi, Cyangugu
HDI (2018)0.531[1]
low · 2nd of 5
Websitewww.westernprovince.gov.rw

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.

Religion in Western Province (2012 Census)[citation needed]

  Roman Catholic (35.0%)
  Protestant (43.9%)
  Muslim (1.5%)
  Jehovah Witness (0.7%)
  No Religion (2.5%)
  Other (0.3%)
  Not Stated (1.4%)

Notes and referencesEdit

  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