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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

Country Profile for Rwanda
United Nations


Current News in Rwanda

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

Rwanda - Facts and Information 2

Rwanda - Facts and Information 3
World Factbook

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Rwanda 1

Traveling to Rwanda 2

Events in Rwanda

Travel Guide for Rwanda

Language Resources:

Learn French Online

Learn French Online 2

French language, alphabet, and pronunciation

French Language Games

Kinyarwanda alphabet, pronunciation. and language

English to Kinyarwanda Dictionary

Government Related:

Embassy of Rwanda
in Washington D.C.

Local Weather Conditions

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