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Republic of Rwanda
Repubulika y'u Rwanda
République du Rwanda
The flag of Rwanda: blue, yellow and green stripes with a yellow sun in top right cornerThe seal of Rwanda: central tribal devices, surmounted on a cog wheel and encircled by a square knot
FlagSeal
Motto: "Ubumwe, Umurimo, Gukunda Igihugu"
"Unity, Work, Patriotism"
Anthem: Rwanda nziza
Beautiful Rwanda
Location of  Rwanda  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Capital
and largest city
Kigali
1°56.633′S30°3.567′E / 1.943883°S 30.059450°E / -1.943883; 30.059450
Official languages
Demonym
  • Rwandan
  • Rwandese
GovernmentSemi-presidentialconstitutional republic
 - PresidentPaul Kagame
 - Prime MinisterAnastase Murekezi
LegislatureParliament
 - Upper houseSenate
 - Lower houseChamber of Deputies
Independence
 - from Belgium1 July 1962 
Area
 - Total26,338 km2 (149th)
10,169 sq mi
 - Water (%)5.3
Population
 - July 2013 estimate12,012,589[1] (81st)
 - 2012 census10,515,973[2]
 - Density419.8/km2 (29th)
1,087.2/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2013 estimate
 - Total$16.368 billion[3]
 - Per capita$1,538[3]
GDP (nominal)2013 estimate
 - Total$7.431 billion[3]
 - Per capita$698[3]
Gini (2011)50.8[4]
high
HDI (2013)Steady 0.506[5]
low ·151st
CurrencyRwandan franc (RWF)
Time zoneCAT(UTC+2)
Drives on theright
Calling code+250
ISO 3166 codeRW
Internet TLD.rw

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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