Population of main cities including suburbs:
Kigali (859,400); Gisenyi (136,900); Ruhengeri (59,400); Butare (50,300); Gitarama (49,100); Byumba (34,600); Cyangugu (27,500); Nyanza (25,500); Bugarama (24,700); Kayonza (21,500)
The main ethnic groups in Rwanda are Hutu (Bantu), Tutsi (Hamitic) and Twa (Pygmy).
Rwanda has three official languages: Kinyarwanda (the first language of almost the entire population of the country), French and English.
Other Languages Spoken:
Swahili (Kiswahili) may soon become the fourth official language of Rwanda. Several dialects are spoken in the country, mainly deriving from Rwanda-Rundi and Bantu languages.
Mainly French. English is also spoken for business purposes (mainly with foreigners, alongside Kinyarwanda (within nationals).
Roman Catholic 56.5%, Protestant 26%, Adventist 11.1%, Muslim 4.6%, Indigenous beliefs 0.1%, None 1.7%.
It is %T:%M %A In Kigali
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National Currency: Rwandan Franc (RWF)
Type of State:
Rwanda is a democratic republic.
Type of Economy:
Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC).
An economy dominated by agricultural activities.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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0.4 per 100 Inhabitants
8.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
18% of the Population
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Latest Update: September 2023