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Rwanda flagRwandese Republic

(former: Ruanda)

Capital: Kigali
Area: 26,338 sq km
Borders to: Tanzania, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi
Population: approx. 7.8 million
Language: Kinyarwanda (official), French (official), English (official), Kiswahili
Religions: Roman Catholic (57%), Protestant (26%), Adventist (11%), Muslim (5%), indigenous beliefs (0.1%)

Independence from Belgium: July 1st, 1962.

Literacy: 70% of adult population (over 15 years)
Est. infant mortality: 103 per 1,000 live births
Life expectancy: 40 (Women), 39 (Men)

Government type: Republic.
Chief of state: President Major General Paul Kagame (since April 22nd 2000)
GDP: $8.9 billion, $1,200 per capita
Services are 35% of GDP. Agriculture is 45% of GDP and industry is 20%.

Currency: Rwandan franc (RWF)

More facts and figures in details:

CIA World Fact Book:Rwanda


Rwanda - University of Pennsylvania

Human Rights

Human Rights Watch: Rwanda


Lonely Planet World Guide - travel information: Rwanda
World Travel Guide: Rwanda

Danish sites about Rwanda / Pages in Danish:

Leksikon.org: Rwanda



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