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Rwanda Facts

  • Name: Rwanda
    (long form) Republic of Rwanda
  • Capital City: Kigali (965,398 pop.)
  • Rwanda Population: 12,012,589 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Rwanda Franc
    (conversion rates)

    Rwanda Franc
    500 francs
  • Ethnicity: Hutu (Bantu) 84%, Tutsi (Hamitic) 15%, Twa (Pygmy) 1%
  • GDP total: $15.74 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $1,500 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Kinyarwanda (official) universal Bantu vernacular, French (official), English (official), Kiswahili (Swahili) used in commercial centers
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Kigali, Butare, Gitarama, Ruhengeri, Gisenyi
  • Name: From Kinyarwanda meaning land
  • National Day: July 1
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 56.5%, Protestant 26%, Adventist 11.1%, Muslim 4.6%, indigenous beliefs 0.1%, none 1.7%
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