Ruhango District

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Ruhango District
Shown within Southern Province and Rwanda
Shown within Southern Province and Rwanda
Country Rwanda
Province Southern
Capital Ruhango
 • Total 627 km2 (242 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 319,885
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)

Ruhango is a district (akarere) in Southern Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Ruhango town, a large settlement on the road between Gitarama and Butare.


The district lies due-north of the provincial capital Nyanza, straddling the major road from Kigali to Bujumbura.


Ruhango district is divided into 9 sectors (imirenge): Bweramana, Byimana, Kabagari, Kinazi, Kinihira, Mbuye, Mwendo, Ntongwe and Ruhango.


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

Coordinates: 2°12′S 29°46′E / 2.200°S 29.767°E / -2.200; 29.767