Rwanda World Fact - Hostel in Asia


Rwanda Wake up to a golden glow in the sky, discover these mountains unveiling their mists, the air sweet and cool as it brushes your cheeks. Walk through a primeval forest bathed in green, thrill to the sight of that rarest of beasts, the mountain gorilla, look into the eyes and look into yourself. Come and visit Rwanda.

Area: 26.344 Km²
Population: 7.313.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 278 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Kigali (234.500 pop.)
Major cities: Butare 45.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Hutu 90%, Tutsi 9%, Twa 1%
Border countries: Uganda NORTH, Tanzania EAST, Burundi SOUTH, Democratic Republic of the Congo WEST

Principal mountains: Karisimbi 4507 m
Principal rivers: Nile Kagera 500 Km (rwandan tract, total 750 Km)
Principal lakes: Lake Kivu 1100 Km² (rwandan part, total 2650 Km²)
Principal islands: -
Climate: Tropical

Language: Kinyarwanda, French, English (all officials)
Religion: Catholic 60%, Indigenous Beliefs 25%, Protestant 14%, Muslim 1%
Currency: Rwandan Franc (RWF)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 7/4, 1/5, 1/7, 4/7, 5/7, 15/8, 25/9, 1/10, 1/11, 25/12
Dialling code: 00250
GMT: +2

World Heritage List: -