Nyarugenge

Nyarugenge District is divided into ten (10) Sectors (Imirenge) with a total of 47 cells (Utugari). The District is bounded by Nyabarongo River which runs along almost the entire western and southern edge of the District.

Administrative boundaries

The District is bounded by Nyabarongo River which runs along almost the entire western and southern edge of the District.

Population

The fourth Rwanda Population and Housing Census conducted by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda in 2012 provided 284,561 people corresponding to 25.1 percent of the total population of Kigali City amounting to 1,132,686 residents. According to the census results, Nyarugenge has the highest population density with 2,149 inhabitants/km and is the least populated district in Kigali city with 284,561 inhabitants

Topography and Climate

The topographic analysis of Nyarugenge District identifies 4 distinct features:

Areas of gentle slopes (less than 20% gradient) on the ridges and along the wetlands;

Areas with steep slopes (more than 20% gradient);

Linear ridges running along the length of the sectors;

Alluvial plains along the rivers Nyabarongo and Nyabugogo.

The average elevation of Nyarugenge District is 1,000 m above the sea level. Mount Kigali, the highest point in Kigali, has an elevation of 1,853m and the highest spot in Mageragere Sector has an elevation of 1,810 m. Due to such hilly topography coupled with large scale deforestation, soil erosion and landslides in the District are key recurrent problems faced by the City. Therefore adequate soil protection measures need to be ensured to address this issue.

You can visit Nyarugenge District for more information please go to Nyarugenge Website