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Capital: Kigali


Total Population: 11,917,508
Natural Increase: 2.4%
Density: 483 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 29.8%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Kigali (600,000); Gitarama (85,000); Butare (80,000); Ruhengeri (70,000); Gisenyi (70,000)
Ethnic Origins: Hutu (Bantu) about 85%, Tutsi (Hamitic) about 14% and Twa (Pygmy) about 1%.
Official Language: Kinyarwanda, English, French
Other Languages Spoken: Kiswahili
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Roman Catholic 56.5%, Protestant 26%, Adventist 11.1%, Muslim 4.6%, Indigenous beliefs 0.1%, None 1.7%.
Literacy Rate: 64.9%
National Currency: Rwandan Franc (RWF)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 RWF = 0.0010 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 26,340 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC).
An economy dominated by agricultural activities.
HDI*: 0.483/1
HDI (World Rank): 163/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from the Rwanda, dial 00
To call the Rwanda, dial +250
Internet Suffix: .rw
Telephone Lines: 0.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 8.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 18% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 2,3002,3022,5632,5702,293
Exports of Goods (million USD) 591703723659744
Imports of Services (million USD) 4255113974271,062
Exports of Services (million USD) 359393325352851

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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