|Land Area||24,668 km2|
|Water Area||1,670 km2|
|Total Area||26,338km2 (#144)|
|Government Type||Presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$21.97 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$1,900|
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The new Rwanda flag was officially adopted on October 25, 2001. It was designed by a local artist.
The green is symbolic of the country's prosperity, the yellow is symbolic of potential and real economic development, and the blue is symbolic of happiness and peace. The sun and its rays are said to represent enlightenment.
Rwanda Coat of Arms:
The national seal of Rwanda was restyled in 2001, and contains tribal devices centered and encircled by a square knot.