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Rwanda


BASIC FACTS

 

Area 26,340 Km2
Population 10.865 Millions
HDI Rank 167 (over 186 countries)
Capital City Kigali - population: 909,000(2009)
Demographic distribution Hutu (Bantu) 84%, Tutsi (Hamitic) 15%, Twa (Pygmy) 1%
Spoken languages Kinyarwanda (official), English (official), French (official), Kiswahili used in commercial centres and by the Army.
Religious beliefs Roman Catholic 56.5%, Protestant 26%, Adventist 11.1%, Muslim 4.6%, indigenous beliefs 0.1%, none 1.7%
Political regime Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF); Social Democratic Party (PSD); Liberal Party (PL); Centrist Democratic Party (PDC); Ideal Democratic Party (PDI); Rwandan Socialist Party (PSR) and Democratic Union of Rwandan People (UDPR); Congress Progressive Party (PPC), Solidarity and Progress Party (PSP), Social Party Imberakuri (PS - Imberakuri).
Head of State Paul Kagame (President), Anastase Murekezi (Prime Minister)
Associations with International Organisations Commonwealth, NEPAD
Investment Promotion Agency Rwanda Development Board
(http://www.rdb.rw/)
Sources: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, The World Factbook