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Rwanda

Rwanda
  • Capital

    Capital

    Kigali

  • Local time

    Local time

    14:13

  • Population

    Population

    11.06 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +250

  • Currency

    Currency

    Fr RWF (franc)

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Rwanda

Rwanda
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Kigali

  • Local time

    Local time

    14:13

  • Population

    Population

    11.06 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +250

  • Currency

    Currency

    Fr RWF (franc)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 460

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.41 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 212mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    26 338 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    9%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    20%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    73%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    644 559

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Hutu - 84 %
    Tutsi - 15 %
    Twa - 1 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 56 %
    Protestant - 26 %
    Adventist - 11 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    68.3%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Kinyarwanda
    French

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    35 000

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    10 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    4.1%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    301%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    56 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    3.1%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    cement, agricultural products, small-scale beverages, soap, furniture, shoes, plastic goods, textiles, cigarettes

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    coffee, tea, pyrethrum, bananas, beans, sorghum, potatoes, livestock

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    gold, cassiterite (tin ore), wolframite (tungsten ore), methane, hydropower, arable land

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    gold, cassiterite (tin ore), wolframite (tungsten ore), methane, hydropower, arable land

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    88%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    840kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    41 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    6

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What not to do when visiting Rwanda

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Don’t forget to shake hands when greeting. Handshakes tend to be energetic and often linger through the greeting process and sometimes the entire conversation. A handshake or nod of acknowledgement is appropriate in most situations among women.

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Don’t necessarily discuss someone’s ethnicity or making any referral to the war, genocide or politics.

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Don't make sarcastic jokes, but humour in general is highly values.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Rwanda’s parliament is 56% female.

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Don’t promote ideas based on ”ethnic, regional, racial, religious, language, or other divisive characteristics” - it's prohibited.

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Don’t photograph military sites, government buildings, airports or public monuments - it's prohibited.

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Don’t forget plastic shopping and grocery bags are banned and may be confiscated upon arrival.

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Don't fail to follow the instructions of your guide when visiting wildlife areas.

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Don’t point with your index finger - use the whole hand instead.

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Did you know

Did you know?

In eastern Africa, you can buy beer brewed from bananas.

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Don’t forget to dress well, especially in Kigali. People take pride in their appearance and tend to dress up.

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Don't be surprised if persons under age of 15 are refused to take the gorilla tracking experience. Flash photography of gorillas is banned and you won't be able to take more than one bag into a safari.

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Don't give the money or sweets directly to beggars - it's a long-term problem and better consider to support local funding or charity.

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Don’t forget the rainy seasons take place from February to May and from September to December.

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