Gatuna town is a town in northern Rwanda. It is a border town that sits across from the town of Katuna, in neighboring Uganda.

Gatuna is located in Rwanda
Location in Rwanda
Coordinates: 01°26′06″S 30°01′16″E / 1.43500°S 30.02111°E / -1.43500; 30.02111
CountryFlag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda
ProvinceNorthern Province
DistrictBurera District
5,970 ft (1,820 m)
 (August 2012 (Estimate))
 • Total41,000


Gatuna is the busiest border crossing in Rwanda. It handles most of Rwanda's imports and exports, since most Rwandan imports and exports via the coast pass through Uganda. Due to increasing commercial and tourist traffic, Gatuna is a fast-growing town. The border at Gatuna and Katuna is open 24 hours a day.[1][2]


Gatuna is located in Gicumbi District, Northern Province, at the border with the Republic of Uganda. Its location is about 80 kilometres (50 mi), by road, north of Kigali, Rwanda's capital and largest city.[3]


The population of Gatuna is around 41,000 people[citation needed]

Points of interestEdit

The following points of interest lie within the town limits or close to the edges of town:

  • Offices of Gatuna Town Council
  • Gatuna Central Market
  • The International Border Crossing between Rwanda and Uganda - The border crossing is open 24 hours daily.[4]
  • A branch of the Bank of Kigali

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Khen, Travor (30 July 2012). "Curbing Illicit Trade". The Independent (Uganda). Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  2. ^ "East Africa: Rwanda-Uganda Border to Open 24-7". East African Business Week (Kampala)via 15 November 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Map Showing Kigali And Gatuna With Distance Marker". Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  4. ^ Nakaweesi, Dorothy (24 March 2010). "Uganda-Rwanda Border Open 24 Hours". Daily Monitor via Retrieved 19 April 2014.

Coordinates: 01°26′06″S 30°01′16″E / 1.43500°S 30.02111°E / -1.43500; 30.02111