Where is Rwanda?

Located in Central Africa, Rwanda has a 930.00 km border with Burundi (315 km), Democratic Republic of the Congo (221 km), Tanzania (222 km) and Uganda (172 km). Burundi and Rwanda dispute two square kilomters of Sabanerwa, a famed area in the Rukurazi Valley.

Rwanda is an African country covering 26,338.00 km2 of which 6.34% is water and 24,668.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 51st smallest country in the world and slightly smaller than Maryland. Its geographic coordinates are 2 00 S, 30 00 E and Kigali is the capital city.

The word "Rwanda" translates into "domain" in the Kinyarwanda language.

Its ISO code is RW.


Rwanda has a mean elevation of 1,598 m above sea level.

It has a tropical climate with little to no variation in temperature. The terrain is made up of grassy uplands and hills, with mountainous areas.


Rwanda has a population of 12,988,423 making it the 73rd largest in the world.

Kinyawanda is the official language, as well as French and English. The major ethnic groups are Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa. The majority of the population identifies as Roman Catholic or Protestant.

The dialing code for the country is 250.


Rwanda is an independent country. It gained independence from belgium-administered United Nations trusteeship in 1962. Its constitution was last ratified in 2003.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Rwanda's GDP is $21,970,000,000.00 (USD) with $1,900.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 141st largest economy and its citizens the 199th richest in the world. The currency of Rwanda is the Franc (RWF).

Its major export partners are the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United States, and China. Its main exports are coffee, tea, hides, and tin ore. Its major import partners are Uganda, Kenya, and India. Its major imports include foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, steel, and petroleum products.

This page was last modified on January 17th, 2018