in Gicumbi District of Northern Province, Rwanda

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-1.576 and 30.067 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -1° 34' 34" and E 30° 4' 2"
Currency and Currency Code:
Franc - RWF
Spoken languages:
Kinyarwanda, English, French, Swahili
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 05:59 PM (Saturday)
Timezone: Africa/Kigali
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:01 am and 6:05 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
1.983 and -157.365 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Banana Village
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Byumba in Gicumbi District (Northern Province) with it's 70,593 citizens is a place in Rwanda about 26 mi (or 42 km) north of Kigali, the country's capital city.

Current time in Byumba is now 05:59 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Africa / Kigali with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports near Byumba. The closest airport in Rwanda is Kigali International Airport in a distance of 28 mi (or 44 km), South. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda at a distance of 53 mi (or 86 km).

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Kabale, Kigali, Kisoro, Rwamagana and Gitarama. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 25°C / 77 °F

Morning Temperature 25°C / 77 °F
Evening Temperature 25°C / 77 °F
Night Temperature 21°C / 71 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 29%
Air Pressure 1015.4 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (2 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Sunday, 18th of August 2019

27°C (80 °F)
21°C (70 °F)
Broken clouds.

Monday, 19th of August 2019

27°C (81 °F)
22°C (71 °F)
Few clouds, light breeze.

Tuesday, 20th of August 2019

28°C (82 °F)
19°C (67 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.

Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Byumba is a city in northern Rwanda, and is the capital of Gicumbi district and the Northern Province. It is home to an SOS Children's Village. The city lies 60 km north of the capital Kigali, and is not far from the border with Uganda.

Located at -1.58333, 30.0667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Northern Province, Rwanda, Populated places in Rwanda

Byumba Province

Byumba Province was one of the 12 former provinces (intara) of Rwanda and was situated in the north of the country, sharing a border with Uganda. It had an area of some 1,796 km and its population was estimated at 782,427 (2002 figures) prior to its dissolution in January 2006.

Located at -1.5863, 30.0627 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Former provinces of Rwanda, States and territories disestablished in 2006

Northern Province, Rwanda

Northern Province 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. Northern Province comprises most of the former provinces of Ruhengeri and Byumba, along with northern portions of Kigali Rural. It is divided into the districts of Burera, Gicumbi, Gakenke, Musanze, and Rulindo. The capital city of Northern Province is Musanze.

Located at -1.56806, 29.9103 (Lat. / Lng.), about 11 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Northern Province, Rwanda, Provinces of Rwanda, States and territories established in 2006


Nyagatare is a town in Rwanda.

Located at -1.435, 30.0211 (Lat. / Lng.), about 10 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Nyagatare District, Eastern Province, Rwanda, Populated places in Rwanda

Rulindo District

Rulindo is a district (akarere) in Northern Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Tare (also known as Bushoki).

Located at -1.73333, 30 (Lat. / Lng.), about 12 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Northern Province, Rwanda, Districts of Rwanda

Gicumbi District

Gicumbi is a district (akarere) in Northern Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Byumba, which is also the provincial capital.

Located at -1.61667, 30.1167 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Districts of Rwanda


For the nearby town in Rwanda, see Gatuna. GatunaKatuna —  Town  — Katuna is located in UgandaGatunaGatuna Coordinates: {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:01|25|48|S|30|01|03|E|type:city_region:UG | |name= }} Country Uganda Region Western Uganda Sub-region Kigezi sub-region District Kabale District Elevation 1,825 m Katuna is a town in Kabale District of Uganda at the border with Rwanda. In Kinyarwanda language the town is called Gatuna.

Located at -1.43, 30.0175 (Lat. / Lng.), about 11 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Geography of Uganda, Populated places in Uganda, Cities in the Great Rift Valley, Rwanda–Uganda border crossings, Kabale District


The nearby town in Uganda is called Katuna. Gatuna Gatuna is located in RwandaGatunaGatuna Coordinates: {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:01|26|06|S|30|01|16|E|type:city_region:RW | |name= }} Country 25px Rwanda Province Northern Province District Burera District Government  • Mayor Elevation Bad rounding here{{#invoke:Math|precision_format| 5,971.1286089239 | 1-3 }} ft (1,820 m) Gatuna is a town in northern Rwanda.

Located at -1.435, 30.0211 (Lat. / Lng.), about 10 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Burera District, Northern Province, Rwanda, Populated places in Rwanda, Rwanda–Uganda border crossings

Districts of the same city

These districts belong to Byumba.

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Byumba.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Biumba, Byumba, Bjumba, Биумба