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Gitega(gētā`gä), city (1990 pop. 101,827), capital of Burundi and of Gitega prov., central Burundi. It is an administrative, trade, and communications center. Construction materials are manufactured, and there are cinchona plantations in the surrounding region. Gitega is the seat of an agricultural university and the National Museum. Gitega, then known as Kitega, served as the administrative center for Urundi (Burundi) in Belgian-administered Ruanda-UrundiRuanda-Urundi
, former colonial territory, central Africa, now divided between the independent states of Rwanda and Burundi. The original inhabitants of the area were the Twa, a Pygmy people, who around A.D.
..... Click the link for more information. . The city's central location led Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza to propose (2007) moving the national capital there from BujumburaBujumbura
, city (1994 est. pop. 300,000), commercial capital of Burundi and capital of Bujumbura Mairie prov., W Burundi, a port on Lake Tanganyika. Formerly known as Usumbura, it is Burundi's largest city and its communications and economic center, and was the capital of the
..... Click the link for more information. , and in 2019 the government approved the move, which is expected to be completed by 2021.
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