9
$\begingroup$

The place of the birth of a short-reigning king,
the fifth of his name and the last of his kind.
As well as the place of his death one cruel spring,
the label of genocide later assigned.
Though found in the tropics, there's not too much heat;
I rhyme with omega, just lately named seat.

What am I?

$\endgroup$
8
$\begingroup$

Are you

Gitega (in Ruanda-Urundi / Burundi)

The place of the birth of a short-reigning king, the fifth of his name and the last of his kind. As well as the place of his death one cruel spring, the label of genocide later assigned.

This seems to describe the life and death of Ntare V of Burundi, the last monarch of Burundi.

Though found in the tropics, there's not too much heat;

Gitega's climate is classified as warm and temperate

I rhyme with omega, just lately named seat.

Rhymes with omega (Gitega) and is the capital of Burundi as of December 24, 2018.

$\endgroup$

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.