Rwanda

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 2,186,187
1960 2,933,424
1970 3,754,546
1980 5,140,786
1990 7,214,696
2000 8,395,577
2010 10,836,732
2020 14,122,827
2025 15,914,482
2050 25,378,210
2075 32,868,552
2100 36,217,180
source: UN - WPP 2012 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Republic of Rwanda
Capital Kigali
Region Eastern Africa
ISO code RW
Statistical agency National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR)


Administrative units

codeprovince (intara)
> district (akarere)
capitalarea in
sq.km.
population
2002-08-15
census
population
2012-08-15
census
01Umuyji wa KigaliNyarugenge730765,3151,132,686
0101Akarere ka NyarugengeNyarugenge134236,980284,561
0102Akarere ka GasaboBumbogo429320,516529,561
0103Akarere ka KicukiroKagarama167207,819318,564
02Intara y'Amajyepfo (Southern)Busasamana5,9632,058,6722,589,975
0201Akarere ka NyanzaBusasamana672225,209323,719
0202Akarere ka GisagaraNdora680262,128322,506
0203Akarere ka NyaruguruKibeho1,012231,494294,334
0204Akarere ka HuyeNgoma582265,446328,398
0205Akarere ka NyamagabeGasaka1,090280,007341,491
0206Akarere ka RuhangoRuhango627245,833319,885
0207Akarere ka MuhangaNyamabuye648287,219319,141
0208Akarere ka KamonyiGacurabwenge655261,336340,501
03Intara y'Iburengerazuba (Western)Bwishyura5,8832,043,5552,471,239
0301Akarere ka KarongiRubengera993278,944331,808
0302Akarere ka RutsiroGihango1,159264,360324,654
0303Akarere ka RubavuGisenyi388292,653403,662
0304Akarere ka NyabihuMukamira532268,367294,740
0305Akarere ka NgororeroNgororero678282,249333,713
0306Akarere ka RusiziKamembe959331,950400,858
0307Akarere ka NyamashekeKagano1,175325,032381,804
04Intara y'Amajyaruguru (Northern)Kinihira3,2761,560,8621,726,370
0401Akarere ka RulindoBushiko567251,266287,681
0402Akarere ka GakenkeGakenke704322,043338,234
0403Akarere ka MusanzeMuhoza530307,078368,267
0404Akarere ka BureraRusarabuge645320,759336,582
0405Akarere ka GicumbiByumba829359,716395,606
05Intara y'Iburasirazuba (Eastern)Kigabiro9,4581,700,1372,595,703
0501Akarere ka RwamaganaKigabiro682220,502313,461
0502Akarere ka NyagatareNyagatare1,922255,104465,855
0503Akarere ka GatsiboKabarore1,578283,456433,020
0504Akarere ka KayonzaMukarange1,937209,723344,157
0505Akarere ka KireheKirehe1,192229,468340,368
0506Akarere ka NgomaKibungo861235,109336,928
0507Akarere ka BugeseraNyamata1,288266,775361,914
 total 25,3148,128,55310,515,973
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
2002-08-15
census
Kigali City603,049
Gitarama Town87,065
Butare Town77,217
Ruhengeri Town71,511
Gisenyi Town67,766
Byumba Town66,268
Nyanza Town60,117
Cyangugu Town59,070
Kabuga Town51,693
Ruhango Town50,930
source: National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR).