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Nyagatare is located in Rwanda
Location in Rwanda
Coordinates: 01°17′35″S 30°19′30″E / 1.29306°S 30.32500°E / -1.29306; 30.32500
Country Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda
Province Eastern Province
District Nyagatare District
 • Total 164 km2 (63 sq mi)
Elevation 1,414 m (4,639 ft)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 52,107
 • Density 320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Time zone Central Africa Time (UTC+2)

Nyagatare is a town in the North East of Rwanda. With a population of more than 50,000, it is one of the most populous settlements in the Eastern Province along with Rwamagana and Kibungo.


Nyagatare is located in Nyagatare District, Eastern Province, close to Rwanda's International borders with both Tanzania and Uganda. Its location lies about 80 kilometres (50 mi), by road, northeast of Kigali, Rwanda's capital and largest city.[1] The coordinates of the town are:1° 18' 0.00"S, 30° 19' 30.00"E (Latitude:-1.3000; Longitude:30.3250)


Nyagatare is the largest metropolitan area and the capital of Nyagatare District, in Eastern Province, in Rwanda's northeast. At the center of a cattle farming region, the city is a point of milk collection for several milk producers such as Inyange Industries Ltd. Milk from Nyagatare is exported to other regions of Rwanda.


In 2002, the population of Nyagatare, Rwanda was estimated at about 8,500.[2] The population has grown considerably since 1994, boosted by an influx of former refugees from Uganda, reaching 52107 in the 2012 census.

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The following points of interest lie within the town limits or close to its edges:

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Coordinates: 01°17′35″S 30°19′30″E / 1.29306°S 30.32500°E / -1.29306; 30.32500