Karongi District

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Karongi District
Shown within Western Province and Rwanda
Shown within Western Province and Rwanda
CountryRwanda
ProvinceWestern
CapitalRubengera
Area
 • Total993 km2 (383 sq mi)
Population
(2012 census)
 • Total331,808
 • Density330/km2 (870/sq mi)

Karongi is a district (akarere) in Western Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Rubengera, but the district also contains Kibuye, Rwanda, the provincial capital and a major Rwandan lakeside resort.

Geography[edit]

The district lies on the shores of Lake Kivu, about halfway down the lake between Gisenyi and Cyangugu.

Sectors[edit]

Karongi district is divided into 13 sectors (imirenge): bw, Gishyita, Gishari, Gitesi, Mubuga, Murambi, Murundi, Mutuntu, Rubengera, Rugabano, Ruganda, Rwankuba and Twumba.

References[edit]

  • "Districts of Rwanda". Statoids.
  • Inzego.doc[permanent dead link] — Province, District and Sector information from MINALOC, the Rwanda ministry of local government.

Coordinates: 2°09′04″S 29°23′42″E / 2.151°S 29.395°E / -2.151; 29.395