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Republic of Rwanda

Repubulika y'u Rwanda  (Kinyarwanda)
République du Rwanda  (French)
Jamhuri ya Rwanda  (Swahili)
Motto: "Ubumwe, Umurimo, Gukunda Igihugu"
"Unity, Work, Patriotism"
Anthem: "Rwanda nziza"
(English: "Beautiful Rwanda")
Location of Rwanda (dark blue) – in Africa (light blue & dark grey) – in the African Union (light blue)
Location of Rwanda (dark blue)

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

Capital
and largest city
Kigali
1°56′38″S30°3′34″E / 1.94389°S 30.05944°E / -1.94389; 30.05944
Official languages
Ethnic groups
(1994)
Demonym(s)
  • Rwandan
    Rwandese
GovernmentUnitarydominant-partypresidentialconstitutional republic
Paul Kagame
Édouard Ngirente
LegislatureParliament
Senate
Chamber of Deputies
Independence 
from Belgium
• Independence
1 July 1962
18 September 1962
26 May 2003
Area
• Total
26,338 km2 (10,169 sq mi) (144th)
• Water (%)
5.3
Population
• 2019 estimate
12,374,397[2] (76th)
• 2012 census
10,515,973[3]
• Density
470/km2 (1,217.3/sq mi) (22nd)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
$33.455 billion[4]
• Per capita
$2,641[4]
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
$11.061 billion[4]
• Per capita
$873[4]
Gini (2016)43.7[5]
medium
HDI (2018)Increase 0.536[6]
low · 157th
CurrencyRwandan franc (RWF)
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)
Driving sideright
Calling code+250
ISO 3166 codeRW
Internet TLD.rw

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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