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Rwanda is a landlocked East African country with a green, mountainous landscape. Its renowned Volcanoes National Park is home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. The park encompasses 4,507m-tall Mt. Karisimbi and 4 other forested volcanoes. In the southwest is Nyungwe National Park, with ancient montane rainforest that's a habitat for chimpanzees and other primates.

Languages: Kinyarwanda (official) universal Bantu vernacular, French (official), English (official), Kiswahili (Swahili) used in commercial centers


Ethnic Groups: Hutu (Bantu) 84%, Tutsi (Hamitic) 15%, Twa (Pygmy) 1%


Belief Systems: Roman Catholic 56.5%, Protestant 26%, Adventist 11.1%, Muslim 4.6%, indigenous beliefs 0.1%, none 1.7%




Population: 12 million people (World Rank: 74th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 1255 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 25th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 2.99 %/yr (World Rank: 17th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 64.1 years (World Rank: 183rd) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 17.8 years (World Rank: 180th) (2010 estimate) Sites for More Information:


Map of Rwanda
Map from the Cartographic Division of the United Nations<>

United Nations Country Profile for Rwanda

Wikipedia Entry for Rwanda

Current News in Rwanda
from allAfrica.com

Rwanda - Facts and Information 1
United Nations Economic Commision for Africa African Information Society Initiative

Rwanda - Facts and Information 2
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Rwanda

Rwanda - Facts and Information 3
The World Factbook Entry for Rwanda

Culture and Tourism:


Traveling to Rwanda 1
Comprehensive travel information from africaguide.com


Traveling to Rwanda 2

Events in Rwanda

Travel Guide for Rwanda
Wikitravel Entry for Rwanda

Language Resources:


Learn French Online

Learn French Online 2
from mylanguages.org

French language, alphabet, and pronunciation
from omniglot.com

French Language Games
from digitaldialects.com

Kinyarwanda alphabet, pronunciation. and language
from omniglot.com

English to Kinyarwanda Dictionary

Kinyarwanda alphabet, pronunciation. and language
from omniglot.com

Government Related:

Embassy of Rwanda
in Washington D.C.

Official Government Site of Rwanda

Local Weather Conditions

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