Nyamagabe District

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Nyamagabe District
District
Shown within Southern Province and Rwanda
Shown within Southern Province and Rwanda
Country Rwanda
Province Southern
Capital Gasaka
Area
 • Total 1,090 km2 (420 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 341,491
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)

Nyamagabe is a district (akarere) in Southern Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Gasaka.

Geography, flora and fauna[edit]

The district lies between Butare and Cyangugu in the south-west of Rwanda, and contains much of the former Gikongoro Province, which was disbanded in 2006. It also contains the eastern half of Nyungwe Forest, a popular tourist destination, being one of the last remaining forest areas of Rwanda and home to chimpanzees and many other species of primate.

Sectors[edit]

Nyamagabe district is divided into 17 sectors (imirenge): Buruhukiro, Cyanika, Gatare, Kaduha, Kamegeli, Kibirizi, Kibumbwe, Kitabi, Mbazi, Mugano, Musange, Musebeya, Mushubi, Nkomane, Gasaka, Tare and Uwinkingi.

Kigeme refugee camp[edit]

The Kigeme refugee camp is located in the district. A Turi Kumwe Centre, housing "a Police post as well as migration and camp management offices" was opened in the camp in 2014.[1]

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 2°24′S 29°28′E / 2.400°S 29.467°E / -2.400; 29.467