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Rwanda

Official English Name: Republic of Rwanda

Official Local Name(s): Republika y’u Rwanda (Kinyarawanda), République du Rwanda (French)

Common English Name: Rwanda

Capital: Kigali

REGION
Central Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Democratic Republic of the Congo (West)
Uganda (North)
Tanzania (East)
Burundi (South)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
None (Landlocked)
TOTAL AREA
26,338 km2 (93.7% land, 6.3% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
893 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
0 km (Landlocked)
CLIMATE
Temperate
TERRAIN
Grassy uplands and hills
Mountains in the west
HIGHEST POINT
Volcan Karisimbi (4,519 m)
LOWEST POINT
Rusizi River (950 m)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Gold
Cassiterite (tin ore)
Wolframite (tungsten ore)
Methane
Hydropower
Arable land
NATURAL DISASTERS
Droughts
Volcanic activity
DEMONYM
Rwandan
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Hutu (86.8%)
Tutsi (9.6%)
Twa (1.8%)
Lingala (0.5%)
Swahili (0.1%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Kinyarwanda
French
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Swahili
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Roman Catholic (47.2%)
Protestant (29.2%)
Anglican (10.8%)
Muslim (4.9%)
Indigenous (4.5%)1
POPULATION
12,988,423
LARGEST CITY
Kigali (859,332)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Paul Kagame
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
President Anastase Murekezi
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
4 Provinces
1 City
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
1 July 1962 (from Belgium)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Woven basket with peaked lid
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Rwanda nziza
GDP PER CAPITA
$1,800 (USD)
CURRENCY
Rf (Rwandan Franc)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = Rf. 811.70
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.rw
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+250

Rwandan culture is based heavily in dance and music.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/rw.html (Majority of information)

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/RW (Ethnic and religious data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 26 November 2016