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Gitega is the second largest city in Burundi, lying east of Bujumbura.OverviewIt is the capital of Gitega Province, one of the 17 provinces of Burundi. It is the home of the Burundi's National Museum of Gitega and the Archdiocese of Gitega. Several karyenda royal drum sanctuaries are located in the area, as well as the ibwami (royal court).HistoryOn 29 April 1972, Ntare V of Burundi, the country's last Mwami (King), was killed in Gitega.Capital cityIn 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.TransportationGitega was served by Gitega Airport, which is now defunct.Add Gitega and other Burundi destinations to your travel plans using our Burundi online trip itinerary planner.
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