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Unity, Work, Patriotism



Population: 11,370,425 (2011)
Land Area: 26,338 sq km
Natural Resources: Gold, cassiterite, wolframite, methane, hydropower, arable land
Capital: Kigali
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Paul Kagame (2000)
Head of Government: Bernard Makuza (2000)
Languages: Kinyarwanda, French, English, Kiswahili
Currency: Rwandan Franc (RWF)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 56.5%, Protestant 26%, Adventist 11.1%, Muslim 4.6%, Indigenous Beliefs 0.1%, None 1.7%
Major Ethnicities: Hutu 84%, Tutsi 15%, Twa 1%
Life Expectancy: 58.02 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 5.693 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 11.84 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,100 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 6% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 42.1%, Industry 14.3%, Services 43.6% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 90%, Industry and Services 10% (2000)
Industries: Cement, agricultural products, small-scale beverages, soap, furniture, shoes, plastic goods, textiles, cigarettes
Agriculture Products: Coffee, tea, pyrethrum, bananas, beans, sorghum, potatoes; livestock
Human Development Index: 0.429 (166th)
Tourism Revenue: 31 million (2002)
Unemployment Rate: NA

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Army Size: 51 000 (2004)
Budget: 2.9% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation


Rwanda is located in East-Central Africa. It is bordered by Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Uganda. Rwanda's economy was deeply affected by the 1994 genocide. Rwanda's economy is based primarily on agriculture. The tourism sector is however growing in importance and promises to continue this trend, and will bring in much needed foreign spending.

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Updated on: December 28, 2011