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: 12:33 AM (Wednesday)
Timezone: Africa/Kigali
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:00 am and 6:02 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
1.983 and -157.365 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Banana Village
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Current travel safety evaluation for Rwanda in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Rwanda.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Rwanda. Last Update: 2024-06-18 08:18:47

Discover Byumba

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 12:33 AM (Wednesday). 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.

Local weather forecast

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

Morning Temperature 14°C / 58 °F
Evening Temperature 19°C / 67 °F
Night Temperature 15°C / 60 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 38%
Air Pressure 1020 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (3 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 32% of sky
General Conditions Scattered clouds

Wednesday, 19th of June 2024

26°C (78 °F)
16°C (61 °F)
Scattered clouds, light breeze.

Thursday, 20th of June 2024

26°C (80 °F)
19°C (66 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Friday, 21st of June 2024

22°C (71 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Light rain, calm, overcast clouds.

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

Districts of the same city

These districts belong to Byumba.

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