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Nyaruguru is a district (akarere) in Southern Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Kibeho, a pilgrimage site of the Catholic Church.

Nyaruguru District
Shown within Southern Province and Rwanda
Shown within Southern Province and Rwanda
 • Total1,012 km2 (391 sq mi)
 (2012 census)
 • Total294,334
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)


The district is the most southerly in Rwanda, lying between the cities of Butare and Cyangugu and along the Burundian border. It is mountainous, containing part of the montane forest of Nyungwe, one of Rwanda's most popular tourist destinations, which also provides cooking charcoal for much of the Southern region. This one of the last remaining forest areas of Rwanda and home to chimpanzees and many other species of primate.


Nyaruguru district is divided into 14 sectors (imirenge): Cyahinda, Busanze, Kibeho, Mata, Munini, Kivu, Ngera, Ngoma, Nyabimata, Nyagisozi, Muganza, Ruheru, Ruramba and Rusenge.


  • "Districts of Rwanda". Statoids.
  • Inzego.doc[permanent dead link] — Province, District and Sector information from MINALOC, the Rwanda ministry of local government.

Coordinates: 2°42′S 29°31′E / 2.700°S 29.517°E / -2.700; 29.517