Musanze District is one of the 5 Districts of the Northern Province created by the organic law n˚29/2005 dated on 12/23/2005 related to administrative entities of the Republic of Rwanda. Its capital is Ruhengeri which is one of the largest cities in Rwanda.
It is made up of former entities mentioned below:
- Ruhengeri town
- Mutobo District
- Kinigi District
- 14 sectors of Bugarura
- 3 sectors of Bukamba
It is boarded by:
>North: Uganda & Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through Virunga National Park (VNP)
> South: Gakenke District
> East: Burera District
> West: Nyabihu District
- Virunga Park: (60 km2)
- Lake Ruhondo: (28 Km2) in the south west
Musanze district is divided into 15 sectors (imirenge): Busogo, Cyuve, Gacaca, Gashaki, Gataraga, Kimonyi, Kinigi, Muhoza, Muko, Musanze, Nkotsi, Nyange, Remera, Rwaza and Shingiro.