Districts of Rwanda

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")[1] and 154 communes (Kinyarwanda: imijyi, sing. umujyi).[2][3] In 2002, communes were replaced by two kinds of divisions called districts and municipalities (Kinyarwanda: akarere and umujyi).[2] In 2006, the number of districts was reduced from 106 to 30.[2]

The districts are listed below, by province.[4]

Current list of districts by provinceEdit

Eastern ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of East province
  1. Bugesera
  2. Gatsibo
  3. Kayonza
  4. Kirehe
  5. Ngoma
  6. Nyagatare
  7. Rwamagana

KigaliEdit

 
Districts of Kigali province
  1. Gasabo
  2. Kicukiro
  3. Nyarugenge

Northern ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of North province
  1. Burera
  2. Gakenke
  3. Gicumbi
  4. Musanze
  5. Rulindo

Southern ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of South province
  1. Gisagara
  2. Huye
  3. Kamonyi
  4. Muhanga
  5. Nyamagabe
  6. Nyanza
  7. Nyaruguru
  8. Ruhango

Western ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of West province
  1. Karongi
  2. Ngororero
  3. Nyabihu
  4. Nyamasheke
  5. Rubavu
  6. Rusizi
  7. Rutsiro

Former list of districts by province (2002–2006)Edit

City of KigaliEdit

  1. Nyarugenge
  2. Nyamirambo
  3. Butamwa
  4. Gisozi
  5. Kacyiru
  6. Kanombe
  7. Kicukiro
  8. Gikondo

Kigali Rural ProvinceEdit

  1. Kabuga Town
  2. Bicumbi
  3. Gashora
  4. Ngenda
  5. Nyarnata
  6. Shyorongi
  7. Rushashi
  8. Rulindo
  9. Buliza
  10. Gasabo

Gitarama ProvinceEdit

  1. Gitarama Town
  2. Ruyumba
  3. Ntongwe
  4. Ruhango Town
  5. Kabagari
  6. Ntenyo
  7. Muhanga
  8. Ndiza
  9. Kayumbu
  10. Kamonyi

Butare ProvinceEdit

  1. Butare Town
  2. Save
  3. Mugombwa
  4. Kibingo
  5. Nyakizu
  6. Maraba
  7. Kiruhura
  8. Nyanza Town
  9. Nyamure
  10. Gikonko

Gikongoro ProvinceEdit

  1. Gikongoro Town
  2. Mubuga
  3. Nshili
  4. Mudasomwa
  5. Mushubi
  6. Kaduha
  7. Karaba
  8. Rwamiko

Cyangugu ProvinceEdit

  1. Cyangugu Town
  2. Impala
  3. Nyamasheke
  4. Gatare
  5. Bukunzi
  6. Bugarama
  7. Gashonga

Kibuye ProvinceEdit

  1. Kibuye Town
  2. Gisunzu
  3. Rutsiro
  4. Budaha
  5. Itabire
  6. Rusenyi

Gisenyi ProvinceEdit

  1. Gisenyi Town
  2. Cyanzarwe
  3. Mutura
  4. Gasiza
  5. Kageyo
  6. Nyagisagara
  7. Gaseke
  8. Kayove
  9. Kanama
  10. Nyamyumba

Ruhengeri ProvinceEdit

  1. Ruhengeri Town
  2. Bugarura
  3. Nyarutovu
  4. Bukonya
  5. Buhoma
  6. Mutobo
  7. Kinigi
  8. Bukamba
  9. Butaro
  10. Cyeru
  11. Nyamugali

Byumba ProvinceEdit

  1. Byumba Town
  2. Kisaro
  3. Kinihira
  4. Bungwe
  5. Rushaki
  6. Rebero
  7. Ngarama
  8. Humure
  9. Rwamiko

Umutara ProvinceEdit

  1. Umutara Town
  2. Bugaragara
  3. Kabarore
  4. Gabiro
  5. Rukara
  6. Murambi
  7. Kahi
  8. Muvumba

Kibungo ProvinceEdit

  1. Kibungo Town
  2. Kigarama
  3. Mirenge
  4. Rwamagana Town
  5. Muhazi
  6. Kabarondo
  7. Cyarubare
  8. Rukira
  9. Nyarubuye
  10. Rusumo

Communes of Rwanda (pre-2002)Edit

 
Communes of Rwanda prior to 2002, after the formation of Umutara prefecture in 1996.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Des Forges, Alison (March 1999). Leave None to Tell the Story: Genocide in Rwanda – Butare: "Workers who want to work for their country". New York: Human Rights Watch. ISBN 1-56432-171-1. 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...
  2. ^ a b c "Districts of Rwanda". Statoids. Gwillim Law. 27 April 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
  3. ^ Brown, Gillian; Cliffe, Sarah; Guggenheim, Scott; Kostner, Markus; Opper, Susan (July 2002). "A Tale of Two Projects: Community-Based Reconstruction in East Timor and Rwanda" (pdf). Social Funds Innovation Update – Volume 2 No. 4. Social Funds thematic group of the Human Development Network – Social Protection, The World Bank. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Administrative maps". Territorial Administration. Ministry of Local Government, Government of Rwanda. 5 May 2011. Archived from the original on 2 April 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2011.