Rwanda

Census Results


1978-08-15 4,800,433
1991-08-15 7,149,215
2002-08-16 8,128,553
2012-08-15 10,537,222

General Information


Official name the Republic of Rwanda
Official name [native] the Republic of Rwanda «English»
la République du Rwanda «French»
Republika y'u Rwanda «Kinyarwanda»
Capital Kigali
Capital [native] Kigali «English»
Kigali «French»
Region Eastern Africa
ISO code RW
Statistical agency National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR)

Name in Chinese 卢旺达共和国
Name in Arabic جمهورية رواندا
Name in Spanish la República de Rwanda
Name in Russian Республика Руанда
Name in French la République du Rwanda

Administrative units

codeprovince (intara)capitalarea (sq.km.)population
2002-08-16
census
population
2012-08-15
prelim. census
01Umuyji wa KigaliNyarugenge730765,3151,135,428
02Intara y'Amajyepfo (Southern)Busasamana5,9632,058,6722,594,110
03Intara y'Iburengerazuba (Western)Bwishyura5,8832,043,5552,476,943
04Intara y'Amajyaruguru (Northern)Kinihira 3,2761,560,8621,729,927
05Intara y'Iburasirazuba (Eastern)Kigabiro9,4581,700,1372,600,814
 total 25,3148,128,55310,537,222
source: National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR).
note: area data based on density data provided by NISR; the sum of sectors sometimes does not add up to the total of the district.
note: in the local language (Kinyarwanda) Province = Intara, District = Akarere and Sector = Umurenge. Umujyi = City.

Expanded administrative units

codeprovince (intara)
district (akarere)
sector (umurenge)
capitalarea (sq.km.)population
2002-08-16
census
population
2012-08-15
prelim. census
01Umuyji wa KigaliNyarugenge730765,3151,135,428
0101Akarere ka NyarugengeNyarugenge134236,980284,860
010101Gitega 127,01828,870
010102Kanyinya 249,31321,423
010103Kigali 2916,38029,428
010104Kimisagara 332,69947,133
010105Mageragere 5514,00823,643
010106Muhima 340,63530,242
010107Nyakabanda 222,43225,503
010108Nyamirambo 925,44740,338
010109Nyarugenge 531,05621,392
010110Rwezamenyo 118,00216,888
0102Akarere ka GasaboBumbogo429320,516530,907
010201Bumbogo 6116,94935,891
010202Gatsata 621,81936,897
010203Gikomero 3512,45716,566
010204Gisozi 813,04444,075
010205Jabana 3620,17433,392
010206Jali 3718,70424,985
010207Kacyiru 634,60836,898
010208Kimihurura 523,55320,704
010209Kimironko 1136,78759,312
010210Kinyinya 2422,36257,185
010211Ndera 5020,12841,785
010212Nduba 4715,67925,646
010213Remera 726,49643,424
010214Rusororo 5224,15836,215
010215Rutunga 4313,59817,932
0103Akarere ka KicukiroKagarama167207,819319,661
010301Gahanga 3712,76327,859
010302Gatenga 1221,08849,740
010303Gikondo 321,19916,799
010304Kagarama 813,93514,054
010305Kanombe 2326,24844,504
010306Kicukiro 215,12216,779
010307Kigarama 829,00044,610
010308Masaka 5322,85739,621
010309Niboye 519,07526,320
010310Nyarugunga 1526,53239,375
02Intara y'Amajyepfo (Southern)Busasamana5,9632,058,6722,594,110
0201Akarere ka NyanzaBusasamana672225,209323,388
020101Busasamana 4933,82843,096
020102Busoro 7324,14634,140
020103Cyabakamyi 6018,01822,318
020104Kibirizi 8322,03232,452
020105Kigoma 6626,95635,442
020106Mukingo 7627,90449,727
020107Muyira 8122,79335,311
020108Ntyazo 6216,24726,885
020109Nyagisozi 7320,73026,024
020110Rwabicuma 4712,55517,993
0202Akarere ka GisagaraNdora680262,128322,803
020201Gikonko  5016,91423,154
020202Gishubi  6117,03324,942
020203Kansi  4218,34418,504
020204Kibilizi  4022,58426,276
020205Kigembe  4419,42120,162
020206Mamba  7924,50234,957
020207Muganza  6921,32130,146
020208Mugombwa  5018,57522,872
020209Mukindo  5022,75526,132
020210Musha  5018,03924,621
020211Ndora  6118,57223,854
020212Nyanza  3818,73718,940
020213Save  4125,33128,243
0203Akarere ka NyaruguruKibeho1,012231,494293,424
020301Busanze  7020,42427,503
020302Cyahinda  5317,28121,343
020303Kibeho  7915,98321,005
020304Kivu  12414,66617,754
020305Mata  6210,57014,277
020307Muganza  9216,08419,221
020306Munini  4716,77416,090
020308Ngera  5920,00522,401
020309Ngoma  4716,34523,087
020310Nyabimata  12615,37617,023
020311Nyagisozi  3515,64418,242
020312Ruheru  10419,22633,995
020313Ruramba  4914,26517,476
020314Rusenge  6018,85324,007
0204Akarere ka HuyeNgoma582265,446328,605
020401Gishamvu  3011,45713,273
020402Huye  3516,93321,998
020403Karama  5313,55516,421
020404Kigoma  5120,99524,793
020405Kinazi  6117,09525,845
020406Maraba  5220,28624,721
020407Mbazi  4125,62531,302
020408Mukura  2815,73920,071
020409Ngoma  2128,82828,145
020410Ruhashya  4218,42421,830
020411Rusatira  5219,56125,201
020412Rwaniro  5415,69221,592
020413Simbi  4320,03122,190
020414Tumba  1821,22531,223
0205Akarere ka NyamagabeGasaka1,090280,007342,112
020501Buruhukiro 15719,03923,223
020502Cyanika 5419,74924,586
020503Gasaka  4025,15141,388
020504Gatare 6413,85715,427
020505Kaduha 7516,69320,592
020506Kamegeri 3311,25413,631
020507Kibirizi 4917,57721,447
020508Kibumbwe 4910,98012,527
020509Kitabi 9621,67825,851
020510Mbazi 339,22511,971
020511Mugano 7416,90318,097
020512Musange 6312,40518,660
020513Musebeya 5319,64718,727
020514Mushubi 3612,14612,810
020515Nkomane 7915,93516,450
020516Tare 4518,43822,805
020517Uwinkingi 9119,33023,920
0206Akarere ka RuhangoRuhango627245,833322,021
020601Bweramana  5522,23929,457
020602Byimana  6228,49234,031
020603Kabagari  6019,37623,931
020604Kinazi  8724,99644,043
020605Kinihira  6021,10324,917
020606Mbuye  7731,43641,461
020607Mwendo  5620,35426,215
020608Ntongwe  7326,80031,898
020609Ruhango  9551,03766,068
0207Akarere ka MuhangaNyamabuye648287,219318,965
020701Cyeza  5728,31330,161
020702Kabacuzi  7624,13425,496
020703Kibangu  4819,33720,164
020704Kiyumba  5925,77721,733
020705Muhanga  6223,92625,931
020706Mushishiro  5320,20620,421
020707Nyabinoni  3917,72416,894
020708Nyamabuye  3034,03544,831
020709Nyarusange  6222,92425,795
020710Rongi  8219,33926,802
020711Rugendabari  4316,55916,951
020712Shyogwe  3634,94543,786
0208Akarere ka KamonyiGacurabwenge 655261,336342,792
020801Gacurabwenge  5121,51127,568
020802Karama  3820,94918,860
020803Kayenzi  5114,66922,856
020804Kayumbu  3313,65715,671
020805Mugina  9026,50738,839
020806Musambira  6327,37133,954
020807Ngamba  3112,50615,002
020808Nyamiyaga  7825,45239,056
020809Nyarubaka  4719,94524,991
020810Rugalika  7523,11835,359
020811Rukoma  5231,03035,510
020812Runda  5124,62135,126
03Intara y'Iburengerazuba (Western)Bwishyura5,8832,043,5552,476,943
0301Akarere ka KarongiRubengera 993278,944331,571
030101Bwishyura  4625,17132,126
030102Gishari  5421,57719,915
030103Gishyita  4415,59120,188
030104Gitesi  7520,05824,833
030105Mubuga  3716,43418,520
030106Murambi  5118,00321,225
030107Murundi  6620,83326,114
030108Mutuntu  6420,60123,054
030109Rubengera  4721,57333,005
030110Rugabano  7628,52132,429
030111Ruganda  5914,49817,539
030112Rwankuba  7034,12037,905
030113Twumba  9821,96424,718
0302Akarere ka RutsiroGihango 1,159264,360323,251
030201Boneza  3317,13922,054
030202Gihango  4618,37023,194
030203Kigeyo  4122,94324,537
030204Kivumu  2927,40032,822
030205Manihira  3713,06916,080
030206Mukura  10324,97034,031
030207Murunda  4514,08218,489
030208Musasa  4318,11022,832
030209Mushonyi  3222,23224,026
030210Mushubati  5219,79925,590
030211Nyabirasi  9123,99228,979
030212Ruhango  5624,87528,559
030213Rusebeya  5317,37922,058
0303Akarere ka RubavuGisenyi 388292,653404,278
030301Bugeshi  3125,38329,744
030302Mudende  3415,89426,000
030303Busasamana  3320,64531,404
030304Kanzenze  2321,17921,396
030305Cyanzarwe  3524,81629,723
030306Kanama  4319,30129,224
030307Nyakiliba  2223,98629,915
030308Nyundo  3218,08830,438
030309Nyamyumba  2327,48737,917
030310Rubavu  2651,46141,681
030311Gisenyi  1120,16154,133
030312Rugerero  2524,25242,703
0304Akarere ka NyabihuMukamira532268,367295,580
030401Bigogwe 5232,31731,642
030402Jenda 4825,67334,679
030403Jomba 3519,13920,647
030404Kabatwa 5214,95718,951
030405Karago 3825,49825,824
030406Kintobo 2715,50815,453
030407Mukamira 3925,83029,111
030408Muringa 6820,17522,923
030409Rambura 6426,18128,477
030410Rugera 4122,96224,274
030411Rurembo 4023,17123,744
030412Shyira 3416,95619,855
0305Akarere ka NgororeroNgororero678282,249334,413
030501Bwira  3816,01818,877
030502Gatumba  4320,36323,732
030503Hindiro  3521,10224,407
030504Kabaya  4928,97834,115
030505Kageyo 4621,45523,080
030506Kavumu 5723,38927,625
030507Matyazo 4124,16526,003
030508Muhanda 10623,64028,375
030509Muhororo 3718,37421,528
030510Ndaro 5519,97922,819
030511Ngororero 5925,20634,813
030512Nyange 5418,41222,014
030513Sovu 5521,16827,025
0306Akarere ka RusiziKamembe 959331,950404,712
030601Bugarama  2420,27130,081
030602Butare  20616,93220,001
030603Bweyeye  22412,56713,639
030604Gashonga  4519,75223,282
030605Giheke  3618,82719,495
030606Gihundwe  2420,96428,088
030607Gikundamvura  3713,91318,298
030608Gitambi  3118,47624,998
030609Kamembe  1429,89527,091
030610Muganza  1916,78127,772
030611Mururu  3319,15324,394
030612Nkanka  2016,63818,501
030613Nkombo  913,35916,743
030614Nkungu  3817,98420,738
030615Nyakabuye  3824,28329,302
030616Nyakarenzo  3113,22415,555
030617Nzahaha  5923,32627,842
030618Rwimbogo  2615,60518,892
0307Akarere ka NyamashekeKagano1,175325,032383,138
030701Bushekeri 10519,24824,957
030702Bushenge 3220,19321,733
030703Cyato 15520,62523,570
030704Gihombo 5720,38725,445
030705Kagano 4526,33733,619
030706Kanjongo 4924,90332,704
030707Karambi 8724,97126,981
030708Karengera 5625,45529,723
030709Kirimbi 4318,98122,485
030710Macuba 5223,73628,752
030711Mahembe 5113,74417,143
030712Nyabitekeri 3229,26329,976
030713Rangiro 8813,20314,759
030714Ruharambuga 6220,40724,793
030715Shangi 3523,57926,498
04Intara y'Amajyaruguru (Northern)Kinihira 3,2761,560,8621,729,927
0401Akarere ka RulindoBushiko567251,266288,452
040101Base  2814,62017,378
040102Burega  3212,75712,780
040103Bushoki  3518,24020,045
040104Buyoga  5320,18722,264
040105Cyinzuzi  3312,19313,653
040106Cyungo  2012,59813,428
040107Kinihira  2714,30615,401
040108Kisaro  3818,20919,957
040109Masoro  3016,56520,826
040110Mbogo  4115,52217,010
040111Murambi  3014,30017,918
040112Ngoma  319,76811,043
040113Ntarabana  3512,21118,018
040114Rukozo  2013,97414,996
040115Rusiga  319,65710,904
040116Shyorongi  4718,31923,633
040117Tumba  3417,84019,198
0402Akarere ka GakenkeGakenke704322,043338,586
040201Busengo  3820,39120,150
040202Coko  5515,21816,472
040203Cyabingo  2417,76317,684
040204Gakenke  4220,99822,588
040205Gashenyi  4119,75620,135
040206Janja  3115,29615,841
040207Kamubuga  3519,25720,763
040208Karambo  2211,69812,176
040209Kivuruga  3116,98018,167
040210Mataba  3313,41614,406
040211Minazi  4713,66413,463
040212Mugunga  2917,05119,289
040213Muhondo  5519,92620,176
040214Munyongwe  3415,78415,599
040215Muzo  4619,18321,380
040216Nemba  2214,43815,667
040217Ruli  4715,99118,597
040218Rusasa  3017,57118,176
040219Rushashi  4017,66217,857
0403Akarere ka MusanzeMuhoza530307,078368,563
040301Gashaki 2914,78613,630
040302Busogo 2016,81021,586
040303Cyuve 3327,77239,140
040304Gacaca 3422,08223,645
040305Gataraga 4920,00322,755
040306Kimonyi 2112,97115,104
040307Kinigi 8122,01927,512
040308Muhoza 2135,81652,640
040309Muko 2017,13718,894
040310Musanze 3324,96131,970
040311Nkotsi 2412,19913,594
040312Nyange 5522,81927,560
040313Remera 2619,87419,049
040314Rwaza 2819,76920,898
040315Shingiro 5318,06020,586
0404Akarere ka BureraRusarabuge645320,759336,455
040401Bungwe  2614,82614,868
040402Butaro  5930,78031,540
040403Cyanika  4029,90737,600
040404Cyeru  2318,91312,654
040405Gahunga  3818,23225,761
040406Gatebe  4016,80716,431
040407Gitovu  3815,86110,384
040408Kagogo 2715,85219,312
040409Kinoni 3121,03517,460
040410Kinyababa 5321,12920,876
040411Kivuye 3716,15415,519
040412Nemba 3817,34618,081
040413Rugarama 3320,58024,002
040414Rugengabari 3013,95418,512
040415Ruhunde 4316,92416,955
040416Rusarabuge 4213,70218,108
040417Rwerere 4818,75718,392
0405Akarere ka GicumbiByumba829359,716397,871
040501Bukure 4215,32817,666
040502Bwisige 4735,43515,343
040503Byumba 4814,10836,997
040504Cyumba 2113,19014,027
040505Giti 3612,62214,624
040506Kageyo 3130,36731,419
040507Kaniga 3915,27415,064
040508Manyagiro 3018,05019,549
040509Miyove 2715,03916,262
040510Mukarange 4116,90216,143
040511Muko 4914,94117,643
040512Mutete 5718,06523,931
040513Nyamiyaga 4015,12118,292
040514Nyankenke 3218,66721,546
040515Rubaya 179,67210,610
040516Rukomo 5120,76025,009
040517Rushaki 4712,66812,729
040518Rutare 5420,75623,514
040519Ruvune 5916,28419,004
040520Rwamiko 2911,23312,539
040521Shangasha 3315,23415,960
05Intara y'Iburasirazuba (Eastern)Kigabiro9,4581,700,1372,600,814
0501Akarere ka RwamaganaKigabiro682220,502310,238
050101Fumbwe 4413,75221,774
050102Gahengeri 6314,89123,675
050103Gishari 4515,01723,075
050104Karenge 6318,44322,847
050105Kigabiro 3823,90632,909
050106Muhazi 5825,76624,533
050107Munyaga 4211,07916,452
050108Munyiginya 3211,07217,124
050109Musha 4513,80221,291
050110Muyumbu 5015,76323,792
050111Mwulire 5513,09122,694
050112Nyakariro 5015,56820,353
050113Nzige 4012,47515,527
050114Rubona 5615,87724,192
0502Akarere ka NyagatareNyagatare 1,922255,104466,944
050201Gatunda  5219,71627,879
050202Karama  5419,72726,727
050203Karangazi  56321,23456,871
050204Katabagemu  9822,10134,651
050205Kiyombe  6916,48317,061
050206Matimba  7913,47624,168
050207Mimuli  4822,45227,366
050208Mukama  6417,97021,819
050209Musheli  9614,74232,403
050210Nyagatare  16419,47552,125
050211Rukomo  5820,94534,377
050212Rwempasha  16811,42819,328
050213Rwimiyaga  31016,80258,847
050214Tabagwe  10618,55333,322
0503Akarere ka GatsiboKabarore 1,578283,456433,997
050301Gasange  3818,14117,758
050302Gatsibo  6121,26536,819
050303Gitoki  7522,91833,546
050304Kabarore  21016,73750,411
050305Kageyo  5621,55621,830
050306Kiramuruzi  6021,67430,955
050307Kiziguro  6120,66730,039
050308Muhura  5621,95129,203
050309Murambi  6018,86228,995
050310Ngarama  5819,81530,290
050311Nyagihanga  7221,29824,226
050312Remera  5220,40626,183
050313Rugarama  7522,79637,202
050314Rwimbogo  65315,37036,540
0504Akarere ka KayonzaMukarange1,937209,723346,751
050401Gahini 20121,67634,830
050402Kabare 11125,89634,873
050403Kabarondo 5419,41830,437
050404Mukarange 5419,53841,209
050405Murama 6914,10519,981
050406Murundi 49417,64036,069
050407Mwiri 51610,80023,239
050408Ndego 1759,07118,928
050409Nyamirama 6119,35930,562
050410Rukara 6423,20431,283
050411Ruramira 4211,39916,940
050412Rwinkwavu 9217,61728,400
0505Akarere ka KireheKirehe 1,192229,468338,562
050501Gahara  10529,65939,781
050502Gatore  6319,59627,021
050503Kigarama 11321,67031,302
050504Kigina  6716,52026,931
050505Kirehe  4916,37423,711
050506Mahama  6413,13023,858
050507Mpanga  24822,33631,948
050508Musaza  9118,28425,282
050509Mushikiri  9517,54128,079
050510Nasho  10320,14626,698
050511Nyamugali  9723,38036,857
050512Nyarubuye  8610,83219,515
0506Akarere ka NgomaKibungo861235,109340,983
050601Gashanda 3811,06416,322
050602Jarama 9118,43423,873
050603Karembo 3710,74915,158
050604Kazo 7018,31827,476
050605Kibungo 4323,28628,688
050606Mugesera 7319,13525,680
050607Murama 5116,77522,406
050608Mutenderi 7514,41521,027
050609Remera 5017,16727,682
050610Rukira 6918,12725,447
050611Rukumberi 8616,97128,579
050612Rurenge 6517,36328,522
050613Sake 5716,53323,795
050614Zaza 6216,77223,907
0507Akarere ka BugeseraNyamata1,288266,775363,339
050701Gashora 9915,24822,119
050702Juru 8119,21123,703
050703Kamabuye 10117,40420,864
050704Mareba 5619,10022,350
050705Mayange 14714,39228,297
050706Musenyi 8720,84029,341
050707Mwogo 5212,16217,575
050708Ngeruka 9225,90030,661
050709Ntarama 6413,97718,043
050710Nyamata 9518,96634,939
050711Nyarugenge 4615,34320,953
050712Rilima 8127,34629,131
050713Ruhuha 4317,31623,022
050714Rweru 21419,63728,928
050715Shyara 319,93313,413
 total 25,3148,128,55310,537,222
source: National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR).
note: area data based on density data provided by NISR; the sum of sectors sometimes does not add up to the total of the district.
note: in the local language (Kinyarwanda) Province = Intara, District = Akarere and Sector = Umurenge. Umujyi = City.

Main cities

namepopulation
2002-08-16
census
Kigali City608,141
Gitarama Town84,669
Butare Town77,449
Ruhengeri Town70,525
Gisenyi Town67,192
Byumba Town66,536
Cyangugu Town59,429
Nyanza Town55,699
Kabuga Town51,128
source: Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda.
note: city population data refers to preliminary results of the census.