Gatsibo District

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Gatsibo District
Shown within Eastern Province and Rwanda
Shown within Eastern Province and Rwanda
Country Rwanda
Province Eastern
Capital Kabarore
 • Total 1,578 km2 (609 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 433,020
 • Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)

Gatsibo is a district (akarere) in Eastern Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Kabarore.


The district comprises areas in the north-east of Rwanda, between Kayonza and Nyagatare. The German post of Gatsibo was located here, as is the present-day Gabiro military camp. The eastern part of the district is in Akagera National Park, with the Kagera River forming the border with Tanzania.


Gatsibo district is divided into 14 sectors (imirenge): Gasange, Gatsibo, Gitoki, Kabarore, Kageyo, Kiramuruzi, Kiziguro, Muhura, Murambi, Ngarama, Nyagihanga, Remera, Rugarama and Rwimbogo.


  • Districts of Rwanda at
  • Inzego.doc — Province, District and Sector information from MINALOC, the Rwanda ministry of local government.

Coordinates: 1°36′S 30°27′E / 1.600°S 30.450°E / -1.600; 30.450