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Southern Province (Kinyarwanda: Intara y'Amajyepfo; French: Province du Sud) 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 comprises the former provinces of Gikongoro, Gitarama, and Butare, and is divided into the districts of Butare, Gatagara, Gikongoro, Gisagara, Gitarama, Kamonyi, Nyanza, and Nyaruguru. The capital city of Southern Province is Nyanza.
Cities, towns & villages in Southern Province
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ButareButare (Kinyarwanda: [butɑ́ɾe]) is a city (population: 77,000 as of August 2002) in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. It was the capital of the former Butare Province, Rwanda, that was dissolved on January 1, 2006. It was the formal colonial capital of Rwanda. The National Museum of Rwanda was built in the early 1990s and is a good source of information on the cultural history of the country and the region. It is often referred to in tourist brochures as the finest museum in East Africa. Show Butareon the map
KabgayiKabgayi is just south of Gitarama in Muhanga District, Southern Province, Rwanda, 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Kigali.It was established as a Catholic Church mission in 1905. It became the center for the Roman Catholic Church in Rwanda and is the site of the oldest cathedral in the country and of Catholic seminaries, schools and a hospital. The church at first supported the Tutsi ruling elite, but later backed the Hutu majority.During the 1994 Rwandan Genocide thousands of Tutsis who had taken refuge here were killed. Some survivors admire the courage of many priests who helped them during those difficult days,like Father Evergiste RUKEBESHA and many others. Later, some Hutus including three bishops and many priests were killed by the rebels RPF soldiers. A mass grave beside the hospital@en . Show Kabgayion the map
GitaramaGitarama is a city in Rwanda, in the Muhanga District, in Southern Province—at the coordinates 2° 4' 48.00\"S, 29° 45' 0.00\"E (Latitude:2.0800; Longitude:29.7500). The city is 5,945 feet (1,812 m), above sea level. Show Gitaramaon the map
GatareGatare is a town in Rwanda, Central Africa, capital of the homonymous sector in the district of Nyamagabe (former Gikongoro). The location is 2°22′04.08″S / 2.3678000°S 29.3811528°E. It is located in the southern province of the country, around 2500 m. altitude on the mountains bordering the equatorial forest of Nyungwe. The territory is mostly covered by forest and is intensively cultivated by the population. The climate is equatorial, with heavy and abundant rains from February to April and during the period between September and November, while the period between June and August, the most critical for the population, is characterized by drought. Show Gatareon the map
NdoraNdora is a village and commune/sector in Butare Province, south-western Rwanda, located roughly 10 kilometres east of the city of Butare. It is a farming community inhabited mainly by Hutu people. Pauline Nyiramasuhuko was born in Ndora in 1946.Callixte Kalimanzira, head of the Ministry of Interior and Communal Development, met in Ndora on June 7, 1994 and warned the people that the Rwandan Patriotic Front ([RPF) were using small children who should also become targets. There is said to be an iron-smelting furnace in Ndora. A number of Hutu women in the village were widowed during the Rwandan Genocide. Show Ndoraon the map
NyanzaNyanza (also known as Nyabisindu) is a town located in Nyanza District in the Southern Province of Rwanda. The old Royal Palace of the Rwandan monarchy is located in the town of Nyanza. It is now the Rwesero Art Museum. Nyanza was the capital of the Kingdom of Rwanda from 1958 to 1962. During the Rwandan Genocide the town of Nyanza was the site of a large massacre of Tutsis and Moderate Hutus Show Nyanzaon the map
GikongoroGikongoro is a city in Nyamagabe district, Southern Province, Rwanda. It was previously part of Gikongoro Province, which has been disestablished. Gikongoro province was founded by the newly independent Rwandan state shortly after it gained freedom from Belgium in 1962. It was designed to undermine control of the Tutsi who had a stronghold in nearby Nyanza. Before the genocide in 1993, Gikongo city had a population of under 10,000. Human Rights Watch has described Gikongoro town and province at the time of the genocide as \"largely incoherent.\" Local political leader Emmanuel Gapyisi was assassinated in 1993 and minister and PSD head Frederic Nzamurambaho was killed at the start of the genocide. Once the genocide began, the Tutsi population of Gikongoro was wiped out quickly compared to oth Show Gikongoroon the map
Kibeho(See also: Our Lady of Kibeho) Kibeho is a small town in south Rwanda, which became known outside of that country because of reported apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ occurring between 1981 and 1989. It is also known for the Kibeho Massacre, in April 1995, where several thousand internally displaced people were killed by the Rwandan Patriotic Army. Show Kibehoon the map
RuhangoRuhango is a town and capital of the Ruhango District in Southern Province, Rwanda. Show Ruhangoon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Southern Province
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Gitarama ProvinceGitarama was one of the former twelve provinces (intara) of Rwanda and was situated in the centre of the country, to the west of the capital Kigali. It had an area of 2,187 square kilometres and a population of some 851,451 (2002 figures) prior to its dissolution in January 2006. Gitarama was divided into 8 districts: Muhanga, Kayumbu, Kabagali, Ntenyo, Kamonyi, Ntongwe, Ndiza and Ruyumba; and two towns: Ruhango and Gitarama. at its borders there is Butare, and Kibuye provinces,and Burundi in south. Tourist attractions included the Kamegeri rocks and the Busaga forest.Show on map
Southern ProvinceSouthern Province (Kinyarwanda: Intara y'Amajyepfo; French: Province du Sud) 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 comprises the former provinces of Gikongoro, Gitarama, and Butare, and is divided into the districts of Butare, Gatagara, Gikongoro, Gisagara, Gitarama, Kamonyi, Nyanza, and Nyaruguru. The capital city of Southern Province is Nyanza.Show on map
Huye DistrictHuye is one of eight district (akarere)that make up Rwanda’s Southern Province. It has a total surface area of 581.5 square Kilometers. It has fourteen sectors and 77 Cells with a total of 509 Umudugudus (villages) in total.The district has a population of 314,022 inhabitants with an average of 540 inhabitants per square kilometer. The current Mayor of Huye District is Kayiranga Muzuka Eugene.Show on map
Butare ProvinceButare was a province (prefecture) of Rwanda prior to its dissolution in January 2006. Butare city is the second largest city in Rwanda and one of the nation's former twelve provinces. It is located in south-central region of the country and borders Burundi to the south. It had a population of 77.449 as of January 2006.Show on map
Gikongoro ProvinceGikongoro Province was one of the former twelve provinces (intara) of Rwanda and is situated in the southwest of the country. The former province had an area of some 2,146 square kilometers and its population was estimated at 467,300 (2002 figures) prior to its dissolution in January 2006.Show on map
Ruhango DistrictRuhango is a district (akarere) in Southern Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Ruhango town, a large settlement on the road between Gitarama and Butare.Show on map
Nyaruguru DistrictNyaruguru is a district (akarere) in Southern Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Kibeho, a pilgrimage site of the Catholic Church.Show on map
Kamonyi DistrictKamonyi is a district (akarere) in Southern Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Kamonyi, also sometimes known as Rukoma.Show on map
Muhanga DistrictMuhanga is a district (akarere) in Rwanda. Its administrative centre is located in the city of Gitarama.Show on map
Gisagara DistrictGisagara is a district (akarere) in Southern Province, Rwanda. Its headquarters is Ndora.Show on map
Nyamagabe DistrictNyamagabe is a district (akarere) in Southern Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Gasaka.Show on map
Different buildings in Southern Province
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National University of RwandaThe National University of Rwanda (NUR; Kinyarwanda: Kaminuza nkuru y’u Rwanda, French: Université nationale du Rwanda) was the largest university in Rwanda. It was located at 2°36′58″S 29°44′34″E / 2.61611°S 29.74278°E in the city of Butare and was established in 1963 by the government in cooperation with the Congregation of the Dominicans from the Province of Quebec, Canada. Its founder and first rector was Father Georges-Henri Lévesque. In 2013, along with all public higher education institutions in Rwanda, it was merged into the newly created University of Rwanda.Show on map
Murambi Genocide Memorial CentreThe Murambi Technical School, now known as the Murambi Genocide Memorial Centre, is situated near the town of Murambi in southern Rwanda.Show on map
Butare AirportButare Airport is an airport in Rwanda.Show on map