Shown within Northern Province and Rwanda
|• Total||530 km2 (200 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 census)|
|• Density||690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
Geography and tourism
Musanze is Rwanda's most mountainous district, containing the largest part of the Volcanoes National Park, and its head office at Kinigi. Five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga chain (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura) are within the district boundaries. It is also in this district that most of Rwanda's mountain gorillas are found, making it the most popular tourist destination in the country.
Musanze's capital, Ruhengeri, is one of the largest cities in Rwanda and serves as a hub for tourists.
But Musanze district is not entirely covering the whole area of former Ruhengeri province
- "Districts of Rwanda". Statoids.
- Inzego.doc[permanent dead link] — Province, District and Sector information from MINALOC, the Rwanda ministry of local government.