Districts of Rwanda

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Districts of Rwanda

The five provinces of Rwanda are divided into 30 districts (Kinyarwanda: uturere, sing. akarere). Each district is in turn divided into sectors (Kinyarwanda: imirenge, sing. umurenge), which are in turn divided into cells (Kinyarwanda: utuguari, sing. akagari), which are in turn divided into villages (Kinyarwanda: imidugudu, sing. umudugudu).

Prior to 2002, Rwanda was composed of prefectures, subprefectures (which were sometimes called "districts")[1] and 154 communes (Kinyarwanda: imiyji, sing. umuyji).[2][3] In 2002, communes were replaced by two kinds of divisions called districts and municipalities (Kinyarwanda: akarere and umujyi).[2] In 2006, the number of districts was reduced from 106 to 30.[2]

The districts are listed below, by province.[4]

Current list of districts by province[edit]

Eastern Province[edit]

Districts of East province
  1. Bugesera
  2. Gatsibo
  3. Kayonza
  4. Kirehe
  5. Ngoma
  6. Nyagatare
  7. Rwamagana

Kigali, City of[edit]

Districts of Kigali province
  1. Gasabo
  2. Kicukiro
  3. Nyarugenge

Northern Province[edit]

Districts of North province
  1. Burera
  2. Gakenke
  3. Gicumbi
  4. Musanze
  5. Rulindo

Southern Province[edit]

Districts of South province
  1. Gisagara
  2. Huye
  3. Kamonyi
  4. Muhanga
  5. Nyamagabe
  6. Nyanza
  7. Nyaruguru
  8. Ruhango

Western Province[edit]

Districts of West province
  1. Karongi
  2. Ngororero
  3. Nyabihu
  4. Nyamasheke
  5. Rubavu
  6. Rusizi
  7. Rutsiro

Former list of districts by province (2002–2006)[edit]

City of Kigali[edit]

  1. Nyarugenge
  2. Nyamirambo
  3. Butamwa
  4. Gisozi
  5. Kacyiru
  6. Kanombe
  7. Kicukiro
  8. Gikondo

Kigili Rural Province[edit]

  1. Kabuga Town
  2. Bicumbi
  3. Gashora
  4. Ngenda
  5. Nyarnata
  6. Shyorongi
  7. Rushashi
  8. Rulindo
  9. Buliza
  10. Gasabo

Gitarama Province[edit]

  1. Gitarama Town
  2. Ruyumba
  3. Ntongwe
  4. Ruhango Town
  5. Kabagari
  6. Ntenyo
  7. Muhanga
  8. Ndiza
  9. Kayumbu
  10. Kamonyi

Butare Province[edit]

  1. Butare Town
  2. Save
  3. Mugombwa
  4. Kibingo
  5. Nyakizu
  6. Maraba
  7. Kiruhura
  8. Nyanza Town
  9. Nyamure
  10. Gikonko

Gikongoro Province[edit]

  1. Gikongoro Town
  2. Mubuga
  3. Nshili
  4. Mudasomwa
  5. Mushubi
  6. Kaduha
  7. Karaba
  8. Rwamiko

Cyangugu Province[edit]

  1. Cyangugu Town
  2. Impala
  3. Nyamasheke
  4. Gatare
  5. Bukunzi
  6. Bugarama
  7. Gashonga

Kibuye Province[edit]

  1. Kibuye Town
  2. Gisunzu
  3. Rutsiro
  4. Budaha
  5. Itabire
  6. Rusenyi

Gisenyi Province[edit]

  1. Gisenyi Town
  2. Cyanzarwe
  3. Mutura
  4. Gasiza
  5. Kageyo
  6. Nyagisagara
  7. Gaseke
  8. Kayove
  9. Kanama
  10. Nyamyumba

Ruhengeri Province[edit]

  1. Ruhengeri Town
  2. Bugarura
  3. Nyarutovu
  4. Bukonya
  5. Buhoma
  6. Mutobo
  7. Kinigi
  8. Bukamba
  9. Butaro
  10. Cyeru
  11. Nyamugali

Byumba Province[edit]

  1. Byumba Town
  2. Kisaro
  3. Kinihira
  4. Bungwe
  5. Rushaki
  6. Rebero
  7. Ngarama
  8. Humure
  9. Rwamiko

Umutara Province[edit]

  1. Umutara Town
  2. Bugaragara
  3. Kabare
  4. Gabiro
  5. Rukara
  6. Murambi
  7. Kahi
  8. Muvumba

Kibungo Province[edit]

  1. Kibungo Town
  2. Kigarama
  3. Mirenge
  4. Rwamagana Town
  5. Muhazi
  6. Kabarondo
  7. Cyarubare
  8. Rukira
  9. Nyarubuye
  10. Rusumo

Communes of Rwanda (pre-2002)[edit]

Communes of Rwanda prior to 2002, after the formation of Umutara prefecture in 1996.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Des Forges, Alison (March 1999). Leave None to Tell the Story: Genocide in Rwanda – Butare: "Workers who want to work for their country". New York: Human Rights Watch. ISBN 1-56432-171-1. The sub-prefect of Nyabisindu collected weapons for the communes in his district.... The sub-prefect of Gisagara was responsible for conducting meetings in the five communes of his district... 
  2. ^ a b c "Districts of Rwanda". Statoids. Gwillim Law. 27 April 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Brown, Gillian; Cliffe, Sarah; Guggenheim, Scott; Kostner, Markus; Opper, Susan (July 2002). "A Tale of Two Projects: Community-Based Reconstruction in East Timor and Rwanda" (pdf). Social Funds Innovation Update – Volume 2 No. 4. Social Funds thematic group of the Human Development Network – Social Protection, The World Bank. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Administrative maps". Territorial Administration. Ministry of Local Government, Government of Rwanda. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2011.