Nyagatare is a town in the North East of Rwanda. With a population of more than 100,000[citation needed], it is one of the most populous settlements in the Eastern Province along with Rwamagana and Kibungo.

Nyagatare City
Nyagatare City is located in Rwanda
Nyagatare City
Nyagatare City
Location in Rwanda
Coordinates: 01°17′35″S 30°19′30″E / 1.29306°S 30.32500°E / -1.29306; 30.32500
CountryFlag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda
ProvinceEastern Province
DistrictNyagatare District
1,414 m (4,639 ft)
 (2015 census)
 • Total100,000[1]
Time zoneUTC+2 (Central Africa Time)


Nyagatare is located in Nyagatare District, Eastern Province, close to Rwanda's International borders with both Tanzania and Uganda. Its location lies about 80 kilometres (50 mi), by road, northeast of Kigali, Rwanda's capital and largest city.[2] The coordinates of the town are:1° 18' 0.00"S, 30° 19' 30.00"E (Latitude:-1.3000; Longitude:30.3250)


Nyagatare is the largest metropolitan area and the capital of Nyagatare District, in Eastern Province, in Rwanda's northeast. At the center of a cattle farming region, the city is a point of milk collection for several milk producers such as Inyange Industries Ltd. Milk from Nyagatare is exported to other regions of Rwanda. It hosts tiles manufacturing industry known as EAST AFRICA GRANITE INDUSTRIES



As of July 2021, only 1% of the population has access to electricity,[3] The Rwandan government is contracting for the construction of a hydroelectric dam and power plant north of Nyangatare on the Muvumbe river.[4]


25% of households rely on water from public stand posts.[5]


In 2002, the population of Nyagatare, Rwanda was estimated at about 8,500.[6] The population has grown considerably since 1994, boosted by an influx of former refugees from Uganda, reaching 52,107 in the 2012 census.

Points of interestEdit

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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ [citation needed]
  2. ^ Road Distance Between Kigali & Nyagatare With Map
  3. ^ Sánchez-Jacob, Eduardo; González-García, Andrés; Mazorra, Javier; Ciller, Pedro; Lumbreras, Julio; Pérez-Arriaga, José Ignacio (2021-07-06). "Joint Optimal Planning of Electricity and Modern Energy Cooking Services Access in Nyagatare". Energies. 14 (14): 4093. doi:10.3390/en14144093. ISSN 1996-1073.
  4. ^ Hako, Nasi (2022-07-05). "Rwanda: Construction of dam and hydropower plant". ESI-Africa.com. Retrieved 2022-08-02.
  5. ^ Alli, Mofe Oluwatoba (2019). Approaches to managing urbanization: A case study of the importance of developing secondary cities in Rwanda (Thesis). Columbia University. doi:10.7916/d8-3gwt-m155.
  6. ^ Estimated Population In 2002

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Coordinates: 01°17′35″S 30°19′30″E / 1.29306°S 30.32500°E / -1.29306; 30.32500