About Rwanda

National Flag of the Republic of Rwanda


Capital (and largest city) Kigali 1°56.633′S 30°3.567′E
Official language(s) Kinyarwanda, French, English
Demonym Rwandan, Rwandese
Government Presidential Republic
      President Paul Kagame
      Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente
Independence From Belgium
Date July 1, 1962
      Total 26,338 km2 10,169 sq mi
      Water (%) 5.3
      July 2013 estimate 12,012,589
      2002 census 8,162,715
Density 419.8/km2 1,087.2/sq mi
GDP (nominal) per capita $ 730 (PPP $1,529)
Currency Rwandan franc (RWF)
Time zone CAT (UTC+2)
Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+2)
Drives on the right
ISO 3166 code RW
Internet TLD .rw
Calling code 250

Updated on 8 August 2017