Shown within Southern Province and Rwanda
|• Total||672 km2 (259 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 census)|
|• Density||480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
Nyanza is a district (akarere) in Southern Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Nyanza town, which is also the provincial capital. Nyanza is a Bantu word meaning lake, which probably refers to a large lake to the west of Nyanza town.
Geography, economy and tourism
The district lies between Gitarama and Butare, straddling the main Kigali to Bujumbura road. It contains the Laiterie de Nyabasindu, one of Rwanda's largest milk and yogurt producing companies. The palace of the mwami (traditional king) of Rwanda is located in Nyanza town.
Nyanza district is divided into 10 sectors (imirenge): Busasamana, Busoro, Cyabakamyi, Kibirizi, Kigoma, Mukingo, Muyira, Ntyazo, Nyagisozi and Rwabicuma.
- Districts of Rwanda at statoids.com
- Inzego.doc — Province, District and Sector information from MINALOC, the Rwanda ministry of local government.