Shown within Northern Province and Rwanda
Musanze is a district in the Northern Province of Rwanda. Its capital city is Ruhengeri, which is also sometimes known as Musanze.
Geography and tourism
Musanze is Rwanda's most mountainous district, containing the largest part of the Volcanoes National Park, and its head office at Kinigi. Five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga chain (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura) are within the district boundaries. It is also in this district that most of Rwanda's mountain gorillas are found, making it the most popular tourist destination in the country.
Musanze's capital, Ruhengeri, is one of the largest cities in Rwanda and serves as a hub for tourists.
Musanze district is divided into 15 sectors (imirenge): Busogo, Cyuve, Gacaca, Gashaki, Gataraga, Kimonyi, Kinigi, Muhoza, Muko, Musanze, Nkotsi, Nyange, Remera, Rwaza and Shingiro.
- Districts of Rwanda at statoids.com
- Inzego.doc — Province, District and Sector information from MINALOC, the Rwanda ministry of local government.
Coordinates: 1°30′S 29°36′E / 1.500°S 29.600°E