Ruhengeri, also known as Musanze or Muhoza, is a city and capital of Musanze District in the Northern Province of Rwanda. Some sources now refer to the city itself as Musanze, after the district in which it lies within.[1] This has to do with the adopted policy of renaming Rwanda cities, which was done to eliminate memories of the past and to install new administrations in the country.[citation needed]

Ruhengeri
Musanze
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Ruhengeri is located in Rwanda
Ruhengeri
Ruhengeri
Location in Rwanda
Coordinates: 1°30′S 29°38′E / 1.500°S 29.633°E / -1.500; 29.633
Country Rwanda
Admin. ProvinceNorthern Province
DistrictMusanze
Population
 (2012)
 • Total59,333
ClimateCfb

Ruhengeri lies near the twin lakes of Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo and is the gateway city to Volcanoes National Park and the famous mountain gorillas in the north-western part of the country. The city's proximity to the Volcanoes National Park has made it a popular tourist destination with several restaurants and hotels mainly aimed at visitors to the national park.

Ruhengeri is also home to the Institute of Applied Sciences (INES).[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Briggs, Philip; Booth, Janet (2010). Rwanda. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 22. ISBN 1-84162-306-7. Retrieved 2010-06-14.
  2. ^ "INES-Ruhengeri". INES-Ruhengeri. Retrieved 2019-06-02.

Coordinates: 1°30′S 29°38′E / 1.500°S 29.633°E / -1.500; 29.633