Karagwe is one of the 8 districts of the Kagera Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the North by Uganda, to the East by the Misenyi District, to the Southeast by the Muleba District, to the South by the Ngara District and to the West by Kyerwa District and Rwanda, which is divided by the River Kagera.
According to 2012 Census the population of Karagwe District is 332,020 and Kyerwa District 321,026.
Karagwe District is characterized by mountain ranges, which are separated by swampy valley bottoms and wet lands. The altitude ranges between 1500-1800 meters above sea level while valley bottoms and wet lands are 1150 meters to 1450 meters above sea level.
Most part of the District has a tropical highland climate. The annual average temperature is 20-22 0C; Rainfall distribution is bi-modal with peak rains from September to December and from March to May. This type of climate makes the Districts very potential for most of Agricultural crops.