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Rwanda is a landlocked country in central Africa. It has land borders with Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Uganda. The country is in the great lakes region, and for the most part at a relatively high elevation, and thus has a temperate climate despite being almost on the equator.

As of 2009, the population of the country was estimated to be around 10.7 million. Of those, it is believed that just under 1 million people lived in the country's capital and largest city, Kigali.

In 1994, a campaign of genocide inspired by the then-ruling government of the country led to the deaths of 800,000 people and extensive damage to the country's economy and infrastructure. Because of civil war, the country's GDP declined in three of the five years preceding the genocide, and by more than 40% during 1994, the year of the genocide.

Since 1994, Rwanda's economy has been growing. The country is increasingly popular as a tourist destination because of its abundant wildlife, including mountain gorillas. Nevertheless, semi-subsistence agriculture remains the backbone of the economy (39.4% of GDP in 2006). There are also a number manufacturing enterprises in the country, although these tend to be focused around import substitution, such as building materials (cement and plastic pipe), mattresses, and alcoholic and soft drinks.

Rwanda Country Details


Country Name Rwanda
Political Status Country
Geographic Location East-central Africa
Principal Language French
Capital Kigali


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Rwanda: with Eastern Congo (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Philip Briggs

Released: November 7th, 2018
Paperback (384 pages)

Rwanda: with Eastern Congo (Bradt Travel Guide)
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  • Manufacturer: Bradt Travel Guides
  • ISBN: 1784770965
  • EAN: 9781784770969
  • PartNumber: 32793868
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: Seventh edition
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Author: Philip Briggs
  • Publication Date: November 7th, 2018
  • Release Date: November 7th, 2018
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  • Size: 8.54 Inches by 5.42 Inches by 0.79 Inches
  • Weight: 0.9038952742 Pounds
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Fodor's the Complete Guide to African Safaris: with South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, & Rwanda (Full-color Travel Guide)
By Fodor's Travel Guides

Released: May 22nd, 2018
Paperback (528 pages)

Fodor s the Complete Guide to African Safaris: with South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, & Rwanda (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Fodor's the Complete Guide to African Safaris: with South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, & Rwanda (Full-color Travel Guide)
  • Manufacturer: Fodor's Travel
  • ISBN: 1640970282
  • EAN: 9781640970281
  • PartNumber: 31018885
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: 5
  • Number of Pages: 528
  • Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
  • Publication Date: May 22nd, 2018
  • Release Date: May 22nd, 2018
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  • Size: 8.0 Inches by 5.3 Inches by 0.7 Inches
  • Weight: 0.9 Pounds
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Rwanda - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
By Brian Crawford

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Released: January 2nd, 2019
Paperback (168 pages)

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Rwanda - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
  • Manufacturer: Kuperard
  • Brand: Kuperard
  • ISBN: 1857338790
  • EAN: 9781857338799
  • PartNumber: 33931320
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: first
  • Number of Pages: 168
  • Authors: Brian Crawford, Culture Smart!
  • Publication Date: January 2nd, 2019
  • Release Date: January 2nd, 2019
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  • Size: 6.75 Inches by 4.25 Inches by 0.5 Inches
  • Weight: 0.4 Pounds
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Rwanda (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Philip Briggs

Bradt Travel Guides
Released: February 7th, 2016
Paperback (328 pages)

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  • Brand: Bradt Travel Guides
  • ISBN: 1841629278
  • EAN: 9781841629278
  • PartNumber: colour illustrations, maps
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: 6th edition
  • Number of Pages: 328
  • Author: Philip Briggs
  • Publication Date: February 7th, 2016
  • Release Date: February 7th, 2016
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  • Size: 8.58 Inches by 5.33 Inches by 0.62 Inches
  • Weight: 0.8 Pounds
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Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda
By Rosamond Halsey Carr

Released: September 1st, 2000
Multicolor Paperback (272 pages)

Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda
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Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda
  • Manufacturer: Plume
  • ISBN: 0452282020
  • EAN: 9780452282025
  • PartNumber: Illustrations, unspecified
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Authors: Rosamond Halsey Carr, Ann Howard Halsey
  • Publication Date: September 1st, 2000
  • Release Date: September 1st, 2000
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  • Size: 9.0 Inches by 6.0 Inches by 0.56 Inches
  • Weight: 0.67 Pounds
  • Color: Multicolor
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  • 248 pages
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Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi (National Geographic Adventure Map)
By National Geographic Maps - Adventure

Released: May 31st, 2012
Map (2 pages)

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  • ISBNs: 1566956196, 9781566956192
  • UPCs: 749717000766, 749717032064
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  • Format: Folded Map
  • Edition: 2012
  • Number of Pages: 2
  • Author: National Geographic Maps - Adventure
  • Publication Date: May 31st, 2012
  • Release Date: May 31st, 2012
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  • Size: 9.25 Inches by 3.9 Inches by 0.2 Inches
  • Weight: 0.2094391489 Pounds
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