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

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Official Language(s)

Kinyarwanda, French, English
Secondary Languages: Swahili

Resources

Gold, Cassiterite (tin ore), Wolframite (tungsten ore), Methane, Hydropower, Arable land

Neighbors

Democratic Republic of the Congo (West), Uganda (North), Tanzania (East), Burundi (South)

Ethnic groups

Hutu (86.8%), Tutsi (9.6%), Twa (1.8%), Lingala (0.5%), Swahili (0.1%)

People

Est. Population:

12,988,423

Demonym:

Rwandan

Religions:

Roman Catholic (47.2%)
Protestant (29.2%)
Anglican (10.8%)
Muslim (4.9%)
Indigenous (4.5%)

Largest City:

Kigali (859,332)

Geography

Region:

Central Africa

Bodies of Water:

None (Landlocked)

Total Area:

26,338 km2 (93.7% land, 6.3% water)

Total Land:

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 Disasters

Droughts
Volcanic activity

Government

Type:

Republic

Heads of State:

President Paul Kagame

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Édouard Ngirente

Admin. Divisions

4 Provinces
1 City

Independence:

1 July 1962 (from Belgium)

Nat'l Symbol:

Woven basket with peaked lid

Nat'l Anthem:

Rwanda nziza

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$1,800 (USD)

Currency

Rf (Rwandan Franc)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = Rf (Rwandan Franc)880.36

Communication

Internet Code

.rw

Telephone Code

+250

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Cultural Notes

Rwandan culture is based heavily in dance and music.

Sources

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