Rwanda

Census Results


1978-08-15 4,831,527
1991-08-15 7,157,551
2002-08-15 8,128,553
2012-08-15 10,515,973

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)
district (akarere)
capitalarea (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.

Expanded administrative units

codeprovince (intara)
district (akarere)
sector (umurenge)
capitalarea (sq.km.)population
2002-08-15
census
population
2012-08-15
census
01Umuyji wa KigaliNyarugenge730765,3151,132,686
0101Akarere ka NyarugengeNyarugenge134236,980284,561
010101Gitega 127,01828,728
010102Kanyinya 249,31321,859
010103Kigali 2916,38030,023
010104Kimisagara 332,69946,753
010105Mageregere 5514,00823,407
010106Muhima 340,63529,768
010107Nyakabanda 222,43225,666
010108Nyamirambo 925,44740,292
010109Nyarugenge 531,05621,302
010110Rwezamenyo 118,00216,763
0102Akarere ka GasaboBumbogo429320,516529,561
010201Bumbogo 6116,94935,381
010202Gatsata 621,81937,110
010203Gikomero 3512,45716,625
010204Gisozi 813,04444,003
010205Jabana 3620,17433,577
010206Jali 3718,70425,057
010207Kacyiru 634,60837,088
010208Kimihurura 523,55321,672
010209Kimironko 1136,78757,430
010210Kinyinya 2422,36257,846
010211Ndera 5020,12841,764
010212Nduba 4715,67925,370
010213Remera 726,49643,279
010214Rusororo 5224,15835,453
010215Rutunga 4313,59817,906
0103Akarere ka KicukiroKagarama167207,819318,564
010301Gahanga 3712,76327,808
010302Gatenga 1221,08848,640
010303Gikondo 321,19917,146
010304Kagarama 813,93514,385
010305Kanombe 2326,24844,426
010306Kicukiro 215,12216,450
010307Kigarama 829,00043,907
010308Masaka 5322,85739,548
010309Niboye 519,07526,197
010310Nyarugunga 1526,53240,057
02Intara y'Amajyepfo (Southern)Busasamana5,9632,058,6722,589,975
0201Akarere ka NyanzaBusasamana672225,209323,719
020101Busasamana 4933,82842,870
020102Busoro 7324,14634,037
020103Cyabakamyi 6018,01822,273
020104Kibilizi 8322,03232,243
020105Kigoma 6626,95635,297
020106Mukingo 7627,90450,756
020107Muyira 8122,79335,544
020108Ntyazo 6216,24726,740
020109Nyagisozi 7320,73025,939
020110Rwabicuma 4712,55518,020
0202Akarere ka GisagaraNdora680262,128322,506
020201Gikonko 5016,91423,098
020202Gishubi 6117,03324,904
020203Kansi 4218,34418,423
020204Kibirizi 4022,58426,120
020205Kigembe 4419,42120,264
020206Mamba 7924,50234,892
020207Muganza 6921,32129,781
020208Mugombwa 5018,57522,712
020209Mukindo 5022,75526,829
020210Musha 5018,03924,305
020211Ndora 6118,57223,813
020212Nyanza 3818,73718,929
020213Save 4125,33128,436
0203Akarere ka NyaruguruKibeho1,012231,494294,334
020301Busanze 7020,42427,190
020302Cyahinda 5317,28121,377
020303Kibeho 7915,98321,456
020304Kivu 12414,66617,719
020305Mata 6210,57013,900
020307Muganza 9216,08419,208
020306Munini 4716,77415,994
020308Ngera 5920,00522,440
020309Ngoma 4716,34522,950
020310Nyabimata 12615,37616,953
020311Nyagisozi 3515,64418,275
020312Ruheru 10419,22635,599
020313Ruramba 4914,26517,126
020314Rusenge 6018,85324,147
0204Akarere ka HuyeNgoma582265,446328,398
020401Gishamvu 3011,45713,274
020402Huye 3516,93321,931
020403Karama 5313,55516,439
020404Kigoma 5120,99524,786
020405Kinazi 6117,09525,830
020406Maraba 5220,28624,685
020407Mbazi 4125,62531,201
020408Mukura 2815,73920,191
020409Ngoma 2128,82827,705
020410Ruhashya 4218,42422,054
020411Rusatira 5219,56125,171
020412Rwaniro 5415,69221,595
020413Simbi 4320,03122,137
020414Tumba 1821,22531,399
0205Akarere ka NyamagabeGasaka1,090280,007341,491
020501Buruhukiro 15719,03923,086
020502Cyanika 5419,74924,549
020503Gasaka 4025,15141,522
020504Gatare 6413,85715,476
020505Kaduha 7516,69320,614
020506Kamegeri 3311,25413,579
020507Kibirizi 4917,57721,479
020508Kibumbwe 4910,98012,518
020509Kitabi 9621,67825,463
020510Mbazi 339,22511,876
020511Mugano 7416,90318,152
020512Musange 6312,40518,680
020513Musebeya 5319,64718,689
020514Mushubi 3612,14612,777
020515Nkomane 7915,93516,362
020516Tare 4518,43822,765
020517Uwinkingi 9119,33023,904
0206Akarere ka RuhangoRuhango627245,833319,885
020601Bweramana 5522,23929,095
020602Byimana 6228,49233,903
020603Kabagali 6019,37623,855
020604Kinazi 8724,99643,658
020605Kinihira 6021,10324,960
020606Mbuye 7731,43641,004
020607Mwendo 5620,35425,965
020608Ntongwe 7326,80031,745
020609Ruhango 9551,03765,700
0207Akarere ka MuhangaNyamabuye648287,219319,141
020701Cyeza 5728,31330,209
020702Kabacuzi 7624,13425,440
020703Kibangu 4819,33720,028
020704Kiyumba 5925,77721,766
020705Muhanga 6223,92625,819
020706Mushishiro 5320,20620,200
020707Nyabinoni 3917,72416,780
020708Nyamabuye 3034,03544,645
020709Nyarusange 6222,92425,712
020710Rongi 8219,33926,851
020711Rugendabari 4316,55916,920
020712Shyogwe 3634,94544,771
0208Akarere ka KamonyiGacurabwenge655261,336340,501
020801Gacurabwenge 5121,51127,850
020802Karama 3820,94918,717
020803Kayenzi 5114,66922,787
020804Kayumbu 3313,65715,530
020805Mugina 9026,50738,709
020806Musambira 6327,37134,025
020807Ngamba 3112,50614,175
020808Nyamiyaga 7825,45238,945
020809Nyarubaka 4719,94525,155
020810Rugarika 7523,11834,860
020811Rukoma 5231,03034,909
020812Runda 5124,62134,839
03Intara y'Iburengerazuba (Western)Bwishyura5,8832,043,5552,471,239
0301Akarere ka KarongiRubengera993278,944331,808
030101Bwishyura 4625,17131,960
030102Gashari 5421,57719,904
030103Gishyita 4415,59120,330
030104Gitesi 7520,05824,859
030105Mubuga 3716,43418,485
030106Murambi 5118,00321,530
030107Murundi 6620,83326,042
030108Mutuntu 6420,60123,084
030109Rubengera 4721,57333,019
030110Rugabano 7628,52132,717
030111Ruganda 5914,49817,508
030112Rwankuba 7034,12037,802
030113Twumba 9821,96424,568
0302Akarere ka RutsiroGihango1,159264,360324,654
030201Boneza 3317,13924,166
030202Gihango 4618,37023,166
030203Kigeyo 4122,94324,486
030204Kivumu 2927,40032,961
030205Manihira 3713,06916,098
030206Mukura 10324,97033,440
030207Murunda 4514,08218,478
030208Musasa 4318,11022,805
030209Mushonyi 3222,23224,038
030210Mushubati 5219,79925,822
030211Nyabirasi 9123,99228,971
030212Ruhango 5624,87528,589
030213Rusebeya 5317,37921,634
0303Akarere ka RubavuGisenyi388292,653403,662
030301Bugeshi 3125,38329,687
030302Mudende 3415,89426,031
030303Busasamana 3320,64531,253
030304Kanzenze 2321,17921,309
030305Cyanzarwe 3524,81629,615
030306Kanama 4319,30129,220
030307Nyakiriba 2223,98630,068
030308Nyundo 3218,08830,417
030309Nyamyumba 2327,48737,491
030310Rubavu 2651,46142,394
030311Gisenyi 1120,16153,603
030312Rugerero 2524,25242,574
0304Akarere ka NyabihuMukamira532268,367294,740
030401Bigogwe 5232,31731,657
030402Jenda 4825,67334,648
030403Jomba 3519,13920,610
030404Kabatwa 5214,95718,971
030405Karago 3825,49825,681
030406Kintobo 2715,50815,379
030407Mukamira 3925,83028,675
030408Muringa 6820,17522,876
030409Rambura 6426,18128,484
030410Rugera 4122,96224,236
030411Rurembo 4023,17123,689
030412Shyira 3416,95619,834
0305Akarere ka NgororeroNgororero678282,249333,713
030501Bwira 3816,01818,632
030502Gatumba 4320,36323,707
030503Hindiro 3521,10224,312
030504Kabaya 4928,97834,085
030505Kageyo 4621,45523,080
030506Kavumu 5723,38928,165
030507Matyazo 4124,16525,914
030508Muhanda 10623,64028,247
030509Muhororo 3718,37421,463
030510Ndaro 5519,97922,762
030511Ngororero 5925,20634,559
030512Nyange 5418,41221,932
030513Sovu 5521,16826,855
0306Akarere ka RusiziKamembe959331,950400,858
030601Bugarama 2420,27130,169
030602Butare 20616,93219,937
030603Bweyeye 22412,56713,622
030604Gashonga 4519,75223,001
030605Giheke 3618,82719,359
030606Gihundwe 2420,96427,386
030607Gikundamvura 3713,91318,226
030608Gitambi 3118,47623,468
030609Kamembe 1429,89526,693
030610Muganza 1916,78127,344
030611Mururu 3319,15324,204
030612Nkanka 2016,63818,438
030613Nkombo 913,35916,712
030614Nkungu 3817,98420,697
030615Nyakabuye 3824,28329,425
030616Nyakarenzo 3113,22415,566
030617Nzahaha 5923,32627,714
030618Rwimbogo 2615,60518,897
0307Akarere ka NyamashekeKagano1,175325,032381,804
030701Bushekeri 10519,24824,879
030702Bushenge 3220,19321,860
030703Cyato 15520,62523,866
030704Gihombo 5720,38724,817
030705Kagano 4526,33733,377
030706Kanjongo 4924,90332,889
030707Karambi 8724,97126,930
030708Karengera 5625,45529,657
030709Kirimbi 4318,98122,434
030710Macuba 5223,73628,708
030711Mahembe 5113,74416,799
030712Nyabitekeri 3229,26329,766
030713Rangiro 8813,20314,720
030714Ruharambuga 6220,40724,649
030715Shangi 3523,57926,453
04Intara y'Amajyaruguru (Northern)Kinihira3,2761,560,8621,726,370
0401Akarere ka RulindoBushiko567251,266287,681
040101Base 2814,62017,341
040102Burega 3212,75712,730
040103Bushoki 3518,24019,970
040104Buyoga 5320,18722,171
040105Cyinzuzi 3312,19313,662
040106Cyungo 2012,59813,489
040107Kinihira 2714,30615,344
040108Kisaro 3818,20919,868
040109Masoro 3016,56520,733
040110Mbogo 4115,52216,795
040111Murambi 3014,30017,892
040112Ngoma 319,76810,881
040113Ntarabana 3512,21118,065
040114Rukozo 2013,97415,023
040115Rusiga 319,65710,888
040116Shyorongi 4718,31923,545
040117Tumba 3417,84019,284
0402Akarere ka GakenkeGakenke704322,043338,234
040201Busengo 3820,39120,164
040202Coko 5515,21816,340
040203Cyabingo 2417,76317,544
040204Gakenke 4220,99822,670
040205Gashenyi 4119,75620,067
040206Janja 3115,29615,804
040207Kamubuga 3519,25720,758
040208Karambo 2211,69812,159
040209Kivuruga 3116,98018,226
040210Mataba 3313,41614,346
040211Minazi 4713,66413,527
040212Mugunga 2917,05119,361
040213Muhondo 5519,92620,125
040214Muyongwe 3415,78415,550
040215Muzo 4619,18321,378
040216Nemba 2214,43815,643
040217Ruli 4715,99118,516
040218Rusasa 3017,57118,250
040219Rushashi 4017,66217,806
0403Akarere ka MusanzeMuhoza530307,078368,267
040301Gashaki 2914,78613,648
040302Busogo 2016,81021,512
040303Cyuve 3327,77239,091
040304Gacaca 3422,08223,605
040305Gataraga 4920,00322,710
040306Kimonyi 2112,97115,589
040307Kinigi 8122,01927,221
040308Muhoza 2135,81651,878
040309Muko 2017,13718,937
040310Musanze 3324,96131,864
040311Nkotsi 2412,19913,546
040312Nyange 5522,81927,466
040313Remera 2619,87419,112
040314Rwaza 2819,76920,926
040315Shingiro 5318,06021,162
0404Akarere ka BureraRusarabuge645320,759336,582
040401Bungwe 2614,82614,774
040402Butaro 5930,78031,520
040403Cyanika 4029,90737,618
040404Cyeru 2318,91312,783
040405Gahunga 3818,23225,637
040406Gatebe 4016,80716,556
040407Gitovu 3815,86110,390
040408Kagogo 2715,85219,281
040409Kinoni 3121,03517,523
040410Kinyababa 5321,12920,802
040411Kivuye 3716,15415,448
040412Nemba 3817,34618,088
040413Rugarama 3320,58024,014
040414Rugengabari 3013,95418,467
040415Ruhunde 4316,92416,975
040416Rusarabuye 4213,70218,396
040417Rwerere 4818,75718,310
0405Akarere ka GicumbiByumba829359,716395,606
040501Bukure 4215,32817,402
040502Bwisige 4735,43515,288
040503Byumba 4814,10836,401
040504Cyumba 2113,19014,722
040505Giti 3612,62214,590
040506Kageyo 3130,36730,270
040507Kaniga 3915,27415,035
040508Manyagiro 3018,05019,371
040509Miyove 2715,03916,299
040510Mukarange 4116,90216,081
040511Muko 4914,94117,647
040512Mutete 5718,06523,053
040513Nyamiyaga 4015,12118,284
040514Nyankenke 3218,66721,560
040515Rubaya 179,67210,509
040516Rukomo 5120,76024,989
040517Rushaki 4712,66812,672
040518Rutare 5420,75623,583
040519Ruvune 5916,28418,962
040520Rwamiko 2911,23312,959
040521Shangasha 3315,23415,929
05Intara y'Iburasirazuba (Eastern)Kigabiro9,4581,700,1372,595,703
0501Akarere ka RwamaganaKigabiro682220,502313,461
050101Fumbwe 4413,75221,682
050102Gahengeri 6314,89123,517
050103Gishali 4515,01723,033
050104Karenge 6318,44322,755
050105Kigabiro 3823,90632,730
050106Muhazi 5825,76629,505
050107Munyaga 4211,07916,207
050108Munyiginya 3211,07216,980
050109Musha 4513,80221,145
050110Muyumbu 5015,76324,242
050111Mwulire 5513,09121,829
050112Nyakariro 5015,56820,196
050113Nzige 4012,47515,504
050114Rubona 5615,87724,136
0502Akarere ka NyagatareNyagatare1,922255,104465,855
050201Gatunda 5219,71627,776
050202Karama 5419,72726,994
050203Karangazi 56321,23457,444
050204Katabagemu 9822,10134,033
050205Kiyombe 6916,48317,152
050206Matimba 7913,47623,704
050207Mimuli 4822,45227,211
050208Mukama 6417,97021,679
050209Musheri 9614,74232,204
050210Nyagatare 16419,47552,107
050211Rukomo 5820,94534,218
050212Rwempasha 16811,42820,512
050213Rwimiyaga 31016,80257,527
050214Tabagwe 10618,55333,294
0503Akarere ka GatsiboKabarore1,578283,456433,020
050301Gasange 3818,14117,783
050302Gatsibo 6121,26536,690
050303Gitoki 7522,91833,409
050304Kabarore 21016,73750,288
050305Kageyo 5621,55621,567
050306Kiramuruzi 6021,67431,083
050307Kiziguro 6120,66729,996
050308Muhura 5621,95129,568
050309Murambi 6018,86229,032
050310Ngarama 5819,81530,354
050311Nyagihanga 7221,29824,159
050312Remera 5220,40626,110
050313Rugarama 7522,79637,029
050314Rwimbogo 65315,37035,952
0504Akarere ka KayonzaMukarange1,937209,723344,157
050401Gahini 20121,67632,650
050402Kabare 11125,89634,460
050403Kabarondo 5419,41830,588
050404Mukarange 5419,53842,055
050405Murama 6914,10519,945
050406Murundi 49417,64035,742
050407Mwiri 51610,80022,933
050408Ndego 1759,07118,918
050409Nyamirama 6119,35930,528
050410Rukara 6423,20431,176
050411Ruramira 4211,39916,937
050412Rwinkwavu 9217,61728,225
0505Akarere ka KireheKirehe1,192229,468340,368
050501Gahara 10529,65939,484
050502Gatore 6319,59626,923
050503Kigarama 11321,67031,149
050504Kigina 6716,52026,909
050505Kirehe 4916,37423,784
050506Mahama 6413,13023,643
050507Mpanga 24822,33631,771
050508Musaza 9118,28425,444
050509Mushikiri 9517,54128,031
050510Nasho 10320,14626,954
050511Nyamugari 9723,38036,754
050512Nyarubuye 8610,83219,522
0506Akarere ka NgomaKibungo861235,109336,928
050601Gashanda 3811,06416,309
050602Jarama 9118,43423,861
050603Karembo 3710,74914,902
050604Kazo 7018,31827,318
050605Kibungo 4323,28628,338
050606Mugesera 7319,13525,716
050607Murama 5116,77522,409
050608Mutenderi 7514,41520,907
050609Remera 5017,16727,622
050610Rukira 6918,12725,250
050611Rukumberi 8616,97128,560
050612Rurenge 6517,36328,555
050613Sake 5716,53323,703
050614Zaza 6216,77223,478
0507Akarere ka BugeseraNyamata1,288266,775361,914
050701Gashora 9915,24822,001
050702Juru 8119,21123,673
050703Kamabuye 10117,40420,843
050704Mareba 5619,10022,377
050705Mayange 14714,39229,835
050706Musenyi 8720,84029,248
050707Mwogo 5212,16217,598
050708Ngeruka 9225,90030,717
050709Ntarama 6413,97717,978
050710Nyamata 9518,96634,922
050711Nyarugenge 4615,34320,753
050712Rilima 8127,34626,803
050713Ruhuha 4317,31622,994
050714Rweru 21419,63728,782
050715Shyara 319,93313,390
 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).