in Nyamagabe District of Southern Province, Rwanda
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- -2.464 and 29.574 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- S -2° 27' 50" and E 29° 34' 26"
- 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: 04:21 PM (Tuesday)
- Timezone: Africa/Kigali
- UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 5:44 am and 6:00 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- 1.983 and -157.365 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- Banana Village
- This place on Wikipedia
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Safety Score: 2,8 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: 2023-12-05 08:27:35
Gikongoro in Nyamagabe District (Southern Province) is a town located in Rwanda about 49 mi (or 79 km) south-west of Kigali, the country's capital place.
Time in Gikongoro is now 04:21 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Kigali with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports nearby Gikongoro. The closest airport in Rwanda is Butare Airport in a distance of 14 mi (or 23 km), South-East. 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 Kahuzi-Biega National Park in Democratic republic of the congo at a distance of 88 mi (or 141 km). Need some hints on where to stay? We compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
Being here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Nyanza, Butare, Gitarama, Kayanza and Kibuye. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 21°C / 70 °F
|Morning Temperature||15°C / 60 °F|
|Evening Temperature||17°C / 63 °F|
|Night Temperature||15°C / 59 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||29%|
|Air Pressure||1014 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Calm with 2 km/h (1 mph) from North|
|Cloud Conditions||Broken clouds, covering 79% of sky|
|General Conditions||Moderate rain|
Wednesday, 6th of December 2023
17°C (63 °F)
14°C (57 °F)
Moderate rain, calm, overcast clouds.
Thursday, 7th of December 2023
19°C (66 °F)
14°C (57 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.
Friday, 8th of December 2023
22°C (71 °F)
16°C (60 °F)
Light rain, calm, broken clouds.
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Murambi Genocide Memorial Centre
The Murambi Technical School, now known as the Murambi Genocide Memorial Centre, is situated in the Murambi district in southern Rwanda. It was the site of a massacre during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. When the killings started, Tutsis in the region tried to hide at a local church. However, the bishop and mayor lured them into a trap by sending them to the technical school, claiming that French troops would protect them there. On April 16, 1994, some 65,000 Tutsis ran to the school.
Gikongoro is a city in Nyamagabe district, Southern Province, Rwanda. It was previously part of Gikongoro Province, which has been disestablished.
Gikongoro Province was one of the former twelve provinces (intara) of Rwanda and is situated in the southwest of the country. The former province had an area of some 2,146 square kilometers and its population was estimated at 467,300 (2002 figures) prior to its dissolution in January 2006.