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Map of Western Province district in Rwanda

Basic information about Western_Province
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.
Cities, towns & villages in Western Province
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RubengeraRubengera is a community in Rwanda, part of the Mabanza commune. It is the capital of Karongi District in Western Province, Rwanda. Rubengera lies in the western mountains of Rwanda between Lake Kivu and the divide that separates the catchments of the Congo River to the west and the Nile. Around 1880 King Kigeli Rwabugiri created a new royal residence at Rubengera on his return from a military expedition to today's North Kivu. It was innovative in its much grander scale than previous residences. Despite its remote location, members of the Tutsi aristocracy were drawn to the new court.The court included granaries in which food was stored, in part to feed the members of the court, but in part to support a supply of relief food to the poor of the region, particularly before the next harvest. Show Rubengeraon the map
CyanguguCyangugu (formerly Shangugu) is a city and capital of the Rusizi District in Western Province, Rwanda. The city lies at the southern end of Lake Kivu, and is contiguous with Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, but separated from it by the Ruzizi River. Two bridges and a dam cross the river frontier. The settlement has two main areas: Cyangugu itself is the low-density district on the lake shore, while Kamembe, the higher density industrial and transport centre is further inland and to the north. Kamembe Airport serves the city with flights 11 times a week to Kigali. Show Cyanguguon the map
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RugabanoRugabano is a sector (umurenge) in Karongi district, in Western Province, Rwanda. Its office is near Gakuta center, on the foot of Gisunzu mount. Its capital is Rugabano market, in a center of shops and cattle market (isoko ry'inka)The sector also contains Ngoma where Baziruwiha Jean Claude was born. Show Rugabanoon the map
NyundoNyundo is a community in the Rubavu District of Western Province, Rwanda, on the Sebeya River to the east of Gisenyi. It is the location of one of the first Catholic missions to be established in Rwanda, and today is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nyundo. Show Nyundoon the map
GisenyiGisenyi is a city in Rubavu district in Rwanda's Western Province. Gisenyi is contiguous with Goma, the city across the border in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The population of the city is about 106,000 (2012). Show Gisenyion the map
BugaramaBugarama is a town in western Rwanda. Show Bugaramaon the map
NgororeroNgororero is a town in Rwanda. Show Ngororeroon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Western Province
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Western ProvinceWestern 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.Show on map
Rusizi DistrictRusizi is a district (akarere) in Western Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Cyangugu, the major city of the Rwandan south-west and the district contains large parts of the former Cyangugu Province.Show on map
Cyangugu ProvinceCyangugu Province is one of the 12 former provinces of Rwanda. It is now part of the Western Province.It shares border with Bukavu, a town located in East of the Democratic Republic of Congo).Show on map
Karongi DistrictKarongi is a district (akarere) in Western Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Rubengera, but the district also contains Kibuye, Rwanda, the provincial capital and a major Rwandan lakeside resort.Show on map
Rubavu DistrictRubavu is a district (akarere) in Western Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Gisenyi, Rwanda's biggest beach resort and border city.Show on map
Ngororero DistrictNgororero District is a district (akarere) in Western Province, Rwanda. Its capital is the town of Ngororero.Show on map
Nyamasheke DistrictNyamasheke is a district (akarere) in Western Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Nyamasheke town (Kagano).Show on map
Gisenyi ProvinceGisenyi Province is one of the 12 former provinces of Rwanda. It is now part of the Western Province.Show on map
Nyabihu DistrictNyabihu is a district (akarere) in Western Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Mukamira.Show on map
Rutsiro DistrictRutsiro is a district (akarere) in Western Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Gihango.Show on map
Different buildings in Western Province
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Kamembe International AirportKamembe International Airport is an airport for Cyangugu and Kamembe in Rwanda (IATA: KME, ICAO: HRZA). RwandAir had operated a Dash 8-Q400 with nine flights per week to and from Kigali, but has currently suspended service until runway resurfacing is completed. The airport receives charter flights from Tanzania, Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo, though not on a regular schedule.Show on map
Gisenyi AirportGisenyi Airport is an airport in Rwanda.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Western Province
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Gishwati Forest ReserveGishwati Forest is a protected reserve in the north-western part of Rwanda, not far from Lake Kivu. The reserve’s forests were largely intact in 1978, and substantial forest cover still remained in 1986. During the Rwandan Genocide, wave after wave of refugees arrived in Gishwati Forest and began clearing it, often for subsistence farming. By 2001, only a small circular patch of native forest remained, 1,500 acres (6.1 km2) of the forest’s original 250,000. In addition to tremendous loss of biodiversity, the region experiences soil erosion and degradation and landslides. Reforestation efforts in the past few years have increased the remnant native forest to about 2,500 acres (10 km2). Large tea estates occupy the central and northern parts of the reserve.Show on map
Forêt Naturelle de NyungweThe Nyungwe rainforest is located in southwestern Rwanda, at the border with Burundi, to the south, and Lake Kivu and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. The Nyungwe rainforest is probably the best preserved montane rainforest in Central Africa. It is located in the watershed between the basin of the river Congo to the west and the basin of the river Nile to the east. From the east side of the Nyungwe forest comes also one of the branches of the Nile sources.Show on map