Africa

Rwanda profile

  • 21 May 2013
  • From the section Africa
Zebra in Akagera National Park, Rwanda
Much of Akagera National Park was settled by civil war refugees in the late 1990s
  • Full name: Republic of Rwanda
  • Population: 11.2 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Kigali
  • Area: 26,338 sq km (10,169 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Kinyarwanda (official), French (official), English (official), Swahili
  • Major religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs
  • Life expectancy: 54 years (men), 57 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Rwandan franc = 100 centimes
  • Main exports: Coffee, tea, hides, tin ore
  • GNI per capita: US $570 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .rw
  • International dialling code: +250