Republic of Rwanda is located in the center of the African Continent, with a population of 11,689,696, making it the
3rd largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Kigali with a total population of 965,398. The country
encompasses 26,338 square kilometers making it the 147th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with
Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Republic of the Congo.

President Paul Kagame is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through popular vote and holds that
position for seven years and is eligible for second term. Prime Minister Pierre Damien H
arumuremyi  is recognized as the
Head of Government and achieves that status when appointment by the President and can hold that position for seven
years. Its form of government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their Constitution on 4th of June 2003.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Kinyarwanda, universal Banta vernacular, French, English and
Kiswahili. It counts among its major religions Roman Catholic, Protestant, Adventist, Muslim, indigenous beliefs and no
religion. As sources of mass communication it has 8 FM, 1 Short Wave and 2 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Volcan Karisimbi, its highest point at 4,519 meters and Rusizi River, its lowest point at
950 meters. Its principal waterway is Lac Kivu, which is navigable by barges and native craft and measures
approximately 200 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are cement, agricultural processing,
small-scale beverages, soap, furniture, shoes, plastic goods, textiles and cigarettes. Its official currency is Rwandan

Here’s something you may not know about Rwanda. Rwanda has three national parks dedicated to protection of
Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, 14 species of primates and 86 species of mammal.
Baby Gorilla
Rwanda countryside
Kigali- Rwanda's
capital and largest city
Lake Kivu- Rwanda's
principle waterway
Mountain Gorilla in
Terrace coffee farming
in Rwanda
Rwandan boys
Murchison Falls of the
Kagera River on
Rwanda's border with
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Volcan Karisimbi in the
Virungu Mountains
along the border with
the Democratic
Republic of Congo -
Rwanda's highest point
Updated 14 October 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
2.9% (2009 est.)


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Coffee Bikes- the
original wooden
version and the
modern type provided
Project Rwanda
Brochettes- a
Rwandan dish of Goat
Elephant in Akagera
National Park on
Rwanda's border with
Gahinga and
Muhabura Mountains
on the Rwanda/
Uganda border
Gisenyi Beach on Lake
Kivu on Rwanda's
border with the
Democratic Republic of
the Congo
Rwanda's National
Museum in Butare
Rusomo Falls on
Tanzania's border with
Kanyaru River on
Rwanda's border with
Rwanda tea picker in
traditional clothes
Cyangugu on Lake
Kivu- Rwanda's
westernmost point on
the border with
Democratic Republic of
the Congo
Kagitumba- Rwanda's
northernmost point on
the border with Uganda
Runyombyi- Rwanda's
southernmost point on
the border with Burundi
Rwanda Highlands
near Lac Mpanga-
Rwanda's easternmost
point on the border
with Tanzania