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Title: Gitega  
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Subject: List of cities in Burundi, Gitega Province, Burundian Genocide, Burundi, Christianity in Burundi
Collection: Gitega Province, Populated Places in Burundi
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Gitega is located in Burundi
Location in Burundi
Country Burundi
Province Gitega Province
Elevation 1,504 m (4,934 ft)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 22,989

Gitega (formerly Kitega) is the second largest city in Burundi, lying east of Bujumbura.


  • Overview 1
  • History 2
    • Capital city 2.1
  • Transportation 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


It is the capital of Gitega Province, one of the 17 provinces of Burundi. It is the home of the Burundi National Museum and the Archdiocese of Gitega. Several karyenda royal drum sanctuaries are located in the area, as well as the ibwami (royal court).


On 29 April 1972, Ntare V of Burundi, the country's last Mwami (King), was killed in Gitega.

Capital city

In March 2007, President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza announced that Burundi was planning to bring back its capital city to Gitega, saying that it is in a better location for a capital than Bujumbura.[2]


Gitega is served by Gitega Airport.

See also


  1. ^ "World Gazetteer". 
  2. ^ "Gitega Soon to Become the Capital of Burundi",  

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