city of Burundi

Gitega is the capital of Burundi.[2] It is also the second-largest city.[3] Gitega is east of Burundi's largest city, Bujumbura. It is also the capital and largest city of Gitega Province.

Coordinates: 3°26′S 29°54′E / 3.433°S 29.900°E / -3.433; 29.900
CountryFlag of Burundi.svg Burundi
ProvinceGitega Province
1,504 m (4,934 ft)
 • Total22,989


On 29 April 1972, the king Ntare V was killed in Gitega.

In March 2007, President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza said that Burundi was going to bring back its capital to Gitega, saying that it is a better location for a capital than Bujumbura.[4]


  1. "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2013-01-11. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  2. "Burundi names Gitega as new capital". theeastafrican. 22 December 2018. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  3. "Biggest Cities In Burundi". 24 December 2018.
  4. "Gitega Soon to Become the Capital of Burundi",, 27 March 2007, retrieved 15 February 2010

Coordinates: 03°26′S 29°54′E / 3.433°S 29.900°E / -3.433; 29.900