Rwanda-info

Rwanda


  • Full name: Republic of Rwanda
  • Population: 8.6 million
  • Capital: Kigali
  • Area: 26,338 sq km (10,169 sq miles), approx. the size of Maryland
  • Major languages: Kinyarwanda (official), French (official), English (official), Swahili
  • Major religions: Roman Catholic 57%, Protestant 26%, Adventist 11.1%, Muslim 4.6%, indigenous beliefs 0.1%, none 1.7%
  • Monetary unit: 1 Rwandan franc = 100 centimes
  • Independence: 1962
  • People: Ethnic Groups: Hutu 84%, Tutsi 15%, Twa (Pygmoid) 1%

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

BBC Country Profile:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/country_profiles/1070265.stm

CIA World Factbook:
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/rw.html

NEWS SOURCES

IRIN News:
http://www.irinnews.org/

Topix.net:
http://www.topix.net/world/rwanda

ARTICLES

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