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Facts about Rwanda

Administrative divisions: 4 provinces (in French - provinces , singular - province; in Kinyarwanda - intara for singular and plural) and 1 city* (in French - ville; in Kinyarwanda - umujyi); Est (Eastern) , Kigali* , Nord (Northern) , Ouest (Western) , Sud (Southern)
Area: total: 26 ,338 sq km land: 24 ,948 sq km water: 1 ,390 sq km
Background: In 1959 , three years before independence from Belgium , the majority ethnic group , the Hutus , overthrew the ruling Tutsi king. Over the next several years , thousands of Tutsis were killed , and some 150 ,000 driven into exile in neighboring countries. The children of these exiles later formed a rebel group , the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) , and began a civil war in 1990. The war , along with several political and economic upheavals , exacerbated ethnic tensions , culminating in April 1994 in the genocide of roughly 800 ,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus. The Tutsi rebels defeated the Hutu regime and ended the killing in July 1994 , but approximately 2 million Hutu refugees - many fearing Tutsi retribution - fled to neighboring Burundi , Tanzania , Uganda , and Zaire. Since then , most of the refugees have returned to Rwanda , but several thousand remained in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC; the former Zaire) and formed an extremist insurgency bent on retaking Rwanda , much as the RPF tried in 1990. Despite substantial international assistance and political reforms - including Rwanda's first local elections in March 1999 and its first post-genocide presidential and legislative elections in August and September 2003 - the country continues to struggle to boost investment and agricultural output , and ethnic reconciliation is complicated by the real and perceived Tutsi political dominance. Kigali's increasing centralization and intolerance of dissent , the nagging Hutu extremist insurgency across the border , and Rwandan involvement in two wars in recent years in the neighboring DRC continue to hinder Rwanda's efforts to escape its bloody legacy.
Flag description: three horizontal bands of sky blue (top , double width) , yellow , and green , with a golden sun with 24 rays near the fly end of the blue band
Capital: name: Kigali geographic coordinates: 1 57 S , 30 04 E time difference: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time)
Climate: temperate; two rainy seasons (February to April , November to January); mild in mountains with frost and snow possible
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Ethnic groups: Hutu (Bantu) 84% , Tutsi (Hamitic) 15% , Twa (Pygmy) 1%
Geographic coordinates: 2 00 S , 30 00 E
Geography note: landlocked; most of the country is savanna grassland with the population predominantly rural
Government type: republic; presidential , multiparty system
Imports partners: Kenya 19.5% , Uganda 6.8% , Germany 6.1% , Belgium 5.9% , China 5% (2007)
Internet country code: .rw
Land boundaries: 0 km (landlocked)
Neighbouring countries: total: 893 km border countries: Burundi 290 km , Democratic Republic of the Congo 217 km , Tanzania 217 km , Uganda 169 km
Languages: Kinyarwanda (official) universal Bantu vernacular , French (official) , English (official) , Kiswahili (Swahili) used in commercial centers
Location: Central Africa , east of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Map references: Africa
National holiday: Independence Day , 1 July (1962)
Nationality: noun: Rwandan(s) adjective: Rwandan
Natural hazards: periodic droughts; the volcanic Virunga mountains are in the northwest along the border with Democratic Republic of the Congo
Population: 10 ,186 ,063 note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy , higher infant mortality , higher death rates , lower population growth rates , and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Roman Catholic 56.5% , Protestant 26% , Adventist 11.1% , Muslim 4.6% , indigenous beliefs 0.1% , none 1.7% (2001)
Terrain: mostly grassy uplands and hills; relief is mountainous with altitude declining from west to east
Unemployment rate: NA%

Capital of Rwanda

Kigali (click to view Kigali Google map)

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Places in Rwanda

Browse the online directory of Satellite City Maps.com for administrative regions in Rwanda below. Places in country Rwanda are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2, eventually up to level 3 administrative regions. Click on the name of the place to view it on Google map, or with satellite images.

Préfecture de Butare (79 + I Google map locations)
Préfecture de Byumba (154 + I Google map locations)
Préfecture de Cyangugu (100 + I Google map locations)
Préfecture de Gikongoro (41 + I Google map locations)
Préfecture de Gisenyi (104 + I Google map locations)
Préfecture de Gitarama (47 + I Google map locations)
Préfecture de Kibungo (15 + I Google map locations)
Préfecture de Kibuye (12 + I Google map locations)
Préfecture de Kigali (124 + I Google map locations)
Préfecture de Ruhengeri (109 + I Google map locations)

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