Rwamagana District

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Rwamagana District
District
Shown within Eastern Province and Rwanda
Shown within Eastern Province and Rwanda
Country Rwanda
Province Eastern
Capital Kigabiro
Area
 • Total 682 km2 (263 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 313,461
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)

Rwamagana is a district (akarere) in Eastern Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Kigabiro city, which is also the provincial capital.

Sectors[edit]

Rwamagana district is divided into 14 sectors (imirenge): Fumbwe, Gahengeri, Gishari, Karenge, Kigabiro, Muhazi, Munyaga, Munyiginya, Musha, Muyumbu, Mwulire, Nyakariro, Nzige and Rubona. Rwamagana is 'a place of a hundred things' in Kinyarwanda, as it contains the word 'magana' a word meaning 'one-hundred' in many bantu dialects. The district's name 'Rwamagana' was meant to imply a place of abundance.

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Coordinates: 1°58′S 30°21′E / 1.967°S 30.350°E / -1.967; 30.350