Shown within West Province and Rwanda
is a district (akarere
) in West Province
. Its capital is Cyangugu
, the major city of the Rwandan south-west and the district contains large parts of the former Cyangugu Province
Geography, flora and fauna
The district lies at the southern end of Lake Kivu
, where it empties into the Rusizi River
(after which the district is named). Rusizi's capital, Cyangugu
, is one of the three major Rwandan lake ports
of Lake Kivu (along with Kibuye
) and it contiguous with the much larger Congolese
city of Bukavu
. The district also contains the western half of Nyungwe Forest
, a popular tourist destination, being one of the last remaining forest areas of Rwanda and home to chimpanzees and many other species of primate.
Rusizi district is divided into 18 sectors
): Bugarama, Butare, Bweyeye, Gikundamvura, Gashonga, Giheke, Gihundwe, Gitambi, Kamembe, Muganza, Mururu, Nkanka, Nkombo, Nkungu, Nyakabuye, Nyakarenzo, Nzahaha, Rwimbogo.
- Inzego.doc — Province, District and Sector information from MINALOC, the Rwanda ministry of local government.