Top facts about Rwanda : Rwanda is a landlocked country found in central Africa ‘’Heart of Africa’’, it is renowned as the‘’ Land of thousands hills’’ with land area of 26,338 square kilometers. Rwanda is positioned 75 miles southwards of Equator ,880 miles west of Indian ocean and 1,250 miles east of Atlantic Ocean.

Rwanda is bordering Tanzania to the East, Democratic Republic of Congo to the west, Uganda to the North, and Burundi to the south thus making up East African Countries.  Rwanda’s capital city is known as Kigali and the official languages spoken includes; Kinyarwanda, French, English and Swahili.

The Rwanda principal currency used is ‘’the Rwandan Franc’’ ‘Rwf’. US Dollars and even Uganda Shillings is also used among the population to a lesser extent.

Below are the highlighted facts about Rwanda;

Rwanda ranks world’s record of highest representation of women in parliament, over 60% of parliament members are women.

Rwanda stands as the only country in the world where people alongside their president participate in National service activities ‘’Umuganda’’ which tend to happen every last Saturday of month.

Rwanda is among the top five most developed countries since 2000.

According to World Bank’s doing business rapport of 2016 – Rwanda ranks the 2nd Africa’s country to do business in, behind Mauritius which holds number one in Africa ,49th globally Business registration in Rwanda is done is 48hours.

It is also considered as one of the best country with high internet connectivity in Africa as Rwandan Government is spreading the internet facilities like construction of fiber optic in all parts of country.

The country sounds as one of the Africa’s leading digital revolutions, as every services needed from any public institution for example; Tax declaration and payment, Traffic penalties’ payment, Business registration among others.

Rwanda is the Origin of Smart Africa Alliance.

Rwandan government applied the use of Technology to the extractions of Methane gas under water of Lake Kivu and turns it into energy ‘’electricity’’.

Kigali capital city of Rwanda is the cleanest city in Africa and as the Rwanda government implemented the ban for the use of plastic bags ‘’Amasashi’’ for environmental protection.

Kigali City
Kigali City

The country has over 23 lakes and various rivers.

It also experiences temperate climate with 25-30 degrees Celsius during the day and 15 degrees Celsius at night, throughout the year.

Rwanda in total has 4 national parks; Akagera National Park known as the largest game park home for Big five animals and best for game drive, Nyungwe National Park well-known as home for various chimpanzee species and many endemic bird species and Volcanoes National Park a home to endangered mountain gorillas as well as Gishwati Mukura National Park.

In Rwanda most people are identified as Christian with about 94% of Rwandans are identified as Christians.  The main religious denominations are Roman Catholics, Protestants, Pentecostals and the Seventh day Adventists. The remaining percentage are Muslim.

Rwanda is among the few peaceful and secure country in Africa to live in.

Rwandan soldiers ‘’Rwanda Defense Force’’ are the most respected peace keepers in Africa, as they show professionalism whenever they attend UN peace keeping missions in Africa ‘’UNAMID in Darfur- Sudan’’.

Rwanda as the country introduced the uses of drones in medical services like; distribution of blood to the emergency stations.

The country has got several fantastic places to visit depending on the type of tourism you are interested too, such as cultural tourism, dark tourism, business tourism, Medicine tourism, religious tourism among others.

Rwanda stuns with over 5 volcanoes, Karisimbi, Muhabura, Bisoke, Sabyinyo, Gahinga, Karisimbi is the highest volcano among others with 4507 meter above sea level.

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