Rulindo District

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Rulindo District
Shown within Northern Province and Rwanda
Shown within Northern Province and Rwanda
Country Rwanda
Province Northern
Capital Bushiko
 • Total 567 km2 (219 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 287,681
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)

Rulindo is a district (akarere) in Northern Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Tare (also known as Bushoki).


The district lies roughly halfway between Kigali and Ruhengeri, and is very mountainous, containing Mount Kabuye. Its principal town, Tare (more commonly known as Nyirangarama), serves as a rest and refreshment stop for most long distance bus services between Kigali and Gisenyi and Goma.


A farmer in Rulindo

Rulindo district is home to Agashya, Rwanda's leading manufacturer of passion fruit squash. Kinihira Sector is home to the Sorwathe Tea Factory.


Rulindo district is divided into 17 sectors (imirenge): Base, Burega, Bushoki, Buyoga, Cyinzuzi, Cyungo, Kinihira, Kisaro, Masoro, Mbogo, Murambi, Ngoma, Ntarabana, Rukozo, Rusiga, Shyorongi and Tumba.


Coordinates: 1°44′S 30°00′E / 1.733°S 30.000°E / -1.733; 30.000