Kyerwa District

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Kyerwa District
Wilaya ya Kyerwa
Kyerwa District of Kagera Region
Kyerwa District of Kagera Region
Coordinates: 1°15′37″S 30°47′44″E / 1.260278°S 30.795556°E / -1.260278; 30.795556
Country Tanzania
RegionKagera Region
 • TypeCouncil
 • BodyKyerwa District Council
 • District CommissionerRashid Mohamed Mwaimu
 • District SecretaryBenjamin R. Mwikasyege
 • Chairman of CouncilBahati Henerico Lekayo
 • Total2,575 km2 (994 sq mi)
1,500 m (4,900 ft)
 • Total321,026
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
WebsiteDistrict website

Kyerwa District is one of the eight districts of the Kagera Region of Tanzania. It is one of the 20 new districts that were formed in Tanzania since 2010; it was split off from Karagwe District.[1] It is bordered to the north by Uganda, to the east by Missenyi District, to the south by Karagwe District and to the west by Rwanda, and has an area of 2,575 square kilometres (994 sq mi).[2][3]

According to the 2012 Tanzania National Census, the population of Kyerwa District was 321,026, with a population density of 120 inhabitants per square kilometre (310/sq mi).[4][3]

The district is home to the Ibanda-Kyerwa National Park. The park is fed by the Kagera river that sustains animals such as hippos, leopards, antelope and buffalo.[5]


Unpaved trunk road T39 from Kayanga in Karagwe District to the Ugandan border passes through Kyerwa District from Omurushaka, Nkwenda, Isingiro, Kaisho to Murongo. There is also unpaved road from Kayanga (administrative HQ for Karagwe district) via Rwambaizi, Katera, Businde, Bugomora, Nyamiyaga to Murongo. [6]

Administrative subdivisions[edit]

As of 2012, Kyerwa District was administratively divided into 18 wards.[4]


  • Bugomora
  • Isingiro
  • Kaisho
  • Kamuli
  • Kibale
  • Kibingo
  • Kikukuru
  • Kimuli
  • Kyerwa
  • Mabira
  • Murongo
  • Nkwenda
  • Nyakatuntu
  • Rukuraijo
  • Rutunguru
  • Rwabwere
  • Songambele
  • Kitwechenkura


  1. ^ "New constituencies up for grabs as CUF cries foul". The Citizen. Archived from the original on 20 April 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Historia". Ofisi ya Rais, Tawala za Mikoa na Serikali za mitaa (in Swahili). Bukoba, Tanzania: Halmashauri ya Wilaya ya Kyerwa. Retrieved 2 July 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Kagera Region in Tanzania". City Population. Retrieved 2 July 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Tanzania National Census 2012". National Bureau of Statistics. Dodoma, Tanzania. March 2013. p. 164. Retrieved 1 July 2022.
  5. ^ "Ibanda-Kyerwa". Tanzania National Parks. Arusha, Tanzania: Tanzania National Parks Authority. Retrieved 2 July 2022.
  6. ^ "Kagera Roads Network" (PDF). Tanroads. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 February 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2016.