Gisagara District

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Gisagara District
Shown within Southern Province and Rwanda
Shown within Southern Province and Rwanda
Country Rwanda
Province Southern
Capital Ndora
 • Total 680 km2 (260 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 322,506
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)

Gisagara is a district (akarere) in Southern Province, Rwanda. Its headquarters is Ndora.


The district lies just to the East of Butare city, along the border with Burundi.


Gisagara district is divided into 13 sectors (imirenge): Gikonko, Gishubi, Kansi, Kibilizi, Kigembe, Mamba, Muganza, Mugombwa, Mukindo, Musha, Ndora, Nyanza and Save.

Mugombwa refugee camp[edit]

The Mugombwa refugee camp is home to over 7300 Congolese refugees. A Turi Kumwe Centre, housing "a Police post as well as migration and camp management offices" was opened in the camp in 2014.[1]


Coordinates: 2°37′S 29°51′E / 2.617°S 29.850°E / -2.617; 29.850