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Republic of Rwanda
Repubulika y'u Rwanda  (Kinyarwanda)
République du Rwanda  (French)
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
GovernmentUnitarysemi-presidentialrepublic
 • PresidentPaul Kagame
 • Prime MinisterAnastase Murekezi
LegislatureParliament
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseChamber of Deputies
Independence
 • from Belgium1 July 1962 
Area
 • Total26,338 km2 (145th)
10,169 sq mi
 • Water (%)5.3
Population
 • 2015 estimate11,262,564[1] (76th)
 • 2012 census10,515,973[2]
 • Density445[1]/km2 (29th)
1,153/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
 • Total$20.343 billion[3]
 • Per capita$1,784[3]
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
 • Total$8.763 billion[3]
 • Per capita$769[3]
Gini (2010)51.3[4]
high
HDI (2014)Steady 0.483[5]
low ·163rd
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 October 9, 2016


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