Districts of Rwanda
The five provinces of Rwanda are divided into 30 districts (Kinyarwanda: uturere, sing. akarere). Each district is in turn divided into sectors (Kinyarwanda: imirenge, sing. umurenge), which are in turn divided into cells (Kinyarwanda: utugali, sing. akagali), which are in turn divided into villages (Kinyarwanda: imidugudu, sing. umudugudu).
Prior to 2002, Rwanda was composed of prefectures, subprefectures (which were sometimes called "districts") and 154 communes (Kinyarwanda: imijyi, sing. umujyi). In 2002, communes were replaced by two kinds of divisions called districts and municipalities (Kinyarwanda: akarere and umujyi). In 2006, the number of districts was reduced from 106 to 30.
The districts are listed below, by province.
Current list of districts by provinceEdit
Former list of districts by province (2002–2006)Edit
City of KigaliEdit
Kigali Rural ProvinceEdit
- Kabuga Town
- Gitarama Town
- Ruhango Town
- Butare Town
- Nyanza Town
- Gikongoro Town
- Cyangugu Town
- Kibuye Town
- Gisenyi Town
- Ruhengeri Town
- Byumba Town
- Umutara Town
- Kibungo Town
- Rwamagana Town
Communes of Rwanda (pre-2002)Edit
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The sub-prefect of Nyabisindu collected weapons for the communes in his district.... The sub-prefect of Gisagara was responsible for conducting meetings in the five communes of his district...
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