Burera District

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Burera District
Shown within Northern Province and Rwanda
Shown within Northern Province and Rwanda
Country Rwanda
Province Northern
Capital Rusarabuge
 • Total 645 km2 (249 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 336,582
 • Density 520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)

Burera is a district (akarere) in Northern Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Cyeru.

Geography and tourism[edit]

The district lies in the northern part of Rwanda, adjacent to the Ugandan border, and between the cities of Ruhengeri and Byumba. It is home to Lakes Burera and Ruhondo, and the Virunga Lodge hotel, which lies between them, commanding views of the lakes and the nearby Virunga mountains, making it one of Rwanda's tourist spots. The district also contains the Cyanika border post, gateway to Kisoro and southwestern Uganda.


Burera district is divided into 17 sectors (imirenge): Bungwe, Butaro, Cyanika, Cyeru, Gahunga, Gatebe, Gitovu, Kagogo, Kinoni, Kinyababa, Kivuye, Nemba, Rugarama, Rugendabari, Ruhunde, Rusarabuge and Rwerere.


  • Districts of Rwanda at statoids.com
  • Inzego.doc — Province, District and Sector information from MINALOC, the Rwanda ministry of local government.
  • [1]; Official website of Burera District, Northern Province of Rwanda.

Coordinates: 1°29′26″S 29°48′37″E / 1.4905°S 29.8104°E / -1.4905; 29.8104