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
Area
      Total 26,338 km2 10,169 sq mi
      Water (%) 5.3
Population
      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

Indirimbo Yubahiriza Igihugu

Rwanda Nziza

National Anthem
Rwanda nziza Gihugu cyacu

Wuje imisozi, ibiyaga n’ibirunga

Ngobyi iduhetse gahorane ishya.

Reka tukurate tukuvuge ibigwi

Wowe utubumbiye hamwe twese

Abanyarwanda uko watubyaye

Berwa, sugira, singizwa iteka.

Horana Imana, murage mwiza

Ibyo tugukesha ntibishyikirwa;

Umuco dusangiye uraturanga

Ururimi rwacu rukaduhuza

Ubwenge, umutima,amaboko yacu

Nibigukungahaze bikwiye

Nuko utere imbere ubutitsa.

Abakurambere b’intwari

Bitanze batizigama

Baraguhanga uvamo ubukombe

Utsinda ubukoroni na mpatsibihugu

Byayogoje Afurika yose

None uraganje mu bwigenge

Tubukomeyeho uko turi twese.

Komeza imihigo Rwanda dukunda

Duhagurukiye kukwitangira

Ngo amahoro asabe mu bagutuye

Wishyire wizane muri byose

Urangwe n’ishyaka, utere imbere

Uhamye umubano n’amahanga yose

Maze ijabo ryawe riguhe ijambo.

Beautiful Rwanda

Oh beautiful Rwanda, our country

Land of hills, lakes and volcanoes

Be blessed our motherland

Let us laud you and proclaim your greatness

You who brought us forth and keep us together

Be gracious, live long and always be praiseworthy

God be with you, our precious heritage

What we owe you is beyond measure

Our common culture is our identity

Our language unites us all

Let our minds, hearts and vigour enrich you

So that you may forever advance

Our valiant forefathers

Gave the best of themselves

To make you a great nation

You fought foreign domination

That befell our Africa

Independence was your prize

And we will all defend it

Stay the course our beloved Rwanda

For you we are ready to make the sacrifice

So peace may reign among your people

So you may live in unlimited freedom

May you be renowned for your zeal,

May you forge ahead

May you live in harmony with all nations

And may dignity be your strength