Rulindo District

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Rulindo District
District
Shown within Northern Province and Rwanda
Shown within Northern Province and Rwanda
Country Rwanda
Province Northern
Capital Bushiko
Area
 • 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).

Geography[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

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.

Sectors[edit]

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.

References[edit]

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