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Gitega is the second largest town in Burundi located 64 kilometers east of Bujumbura. It is the capital of Gitega Province, one of the 17 provinces of Burundi.
The estimated population of Gitega town is 46,900 people as of 2012
It is the home of the Burundi National Museum and the Archdiocese of Gitega. Several karyenda royal drum sanctuaries are located in the area, as well as the ibwami (royal court).
Gitega is served by Gitega Airport.