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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
CountryRwanda
CapitalNyanza
Districts
List
1.Gisagara
2.Huye
3.Kamonyi
4.Muhanga
5.Nyamagabe
6.Nyanza
7.Nyaruguru
8.Ruhango
Government
 • GovernorMs. Alice KAYITESI
Area[1]
 • Total5,963 km2 (2,302 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total2,589,975
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/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 references
  1. ^ Area Calculation (see below)
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
Area calculation
External links
Southern Province official website
Last edited on 21 April 2021, at 12:23
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