Gitega

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Gitega
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Gitega is located in Burundi
Gitega
Gitega
Location in Burundi
Gitega is located in Africa
Gitega
Gitega
Gitega (Africa)
Coordinates: 3°26′S 29°54′E / 3.433°S 29.900°E / -3.433; 29.900
Country Burundi
ProvinceGitega Province
Area
 • Capital city22 km2 (8 sq mi)
 • Urban
22 km2 (8 sq mi)
 • Metro
27 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation
1,504 m (4,934 ft)
Population
 (2020)[1]
 • Capital city135,467
 • Density5,454/km2 (14,130/sq mi)

Gitega is the capital of Burundi.[2] It is also the second-largest city.[3] Gitega is east of Burundi's largest city, Bujumbura. It is also the capital and largest city of Gitega Province.

History[change | change source]

On 29 April 1972, the king Ntare V was killed in Gitega.

In March 2007, President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza said that Burundi was going to bring back its capital to Gitega, saying that it is a better location for a capital than Bujumbura.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Institute de statistiques et d'etudes economiques du burundi, (Annuaires Statistiques 2016, p 23)".
  2. "Burundi names Gitega as new capital". theeastafrican. 22 December 2018. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  3. "Biggest Cities In Burundi". 24 December 2018.
  4. "Gitega Soon to Become the Capital of Burundi", AllAfrica.com, 27 March 2007, retrieved 15 February 2010

Coordinates: 03°26′S 29°54′E / 3.433°S 29.900°E / -3.433; 29.900