Gisagara District

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Gisagara District
District
Shown within Southern Province and Rwanda
Shown within Southern Province and Rwanda
Country Rwanda
Province Southern
Capital Ndora
Area
 • 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.

Geography[edit]

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

Sectors[edit]

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]

References[edit]

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