Rwanda Flag

Rwanda flag
Rwanda flag

Rwanda's flag, which was adopted on October 25, 2001, is made up of three colors: blue, yellow, and green. The light blue band indicates happiness and tranquility, the yellow band represents economic development, and the green band represents prosperity hope.

On the flag, the yellow sun represents enlightenment. The flag is meant to signify national unity, work respect, valor, and hope for the future. The flag was adopted in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide, and the administration declared that the new flag was designed to avoid associations with the past. Alphonse Kirimobenecyo developed the design. When displayed vertically, the flag should be rotated 90 degrees clockwise.

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Country information

Rwanda is a landlocked country located in Central and East Africa, bordered by Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, Burundi to the south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. It is a small and populous country with a rich cultural heritage and a mix of different ethnicities and religions. Rwanda is known for its stunning natural beauty, with a varied landscape ranging from mountains and forests to lakes and savannas.

The history of Rwanda dates back to ancient times, with the first human settlements dating back to at least 1000 BC. The country has a long and complex history, with a mix of Bantu, Tutsi, and Hutu influences. Rwanda gained independence from Belgium in 1962, and has since gone through a number of political and economic challenges.

Today, Rwanda is a lower-middle-income country with a developing economy. The country is known for its production of agricultural products such as coffee, tea, and bananas, as well as for its growing service sector. Rwanda has a tropical climate, with hot and humid weather year-round. The official language of Rwanda is Kinyarwanda, and the country has a diverse population with a mix of different ethnicities and religions.

Independent Yes
Country codes RW, RWA (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Rwanda
Official languages Kinyarwanda, French, English, Swahili
Religion 93.8% Christianity, 3.0% No religion, 2.2% Islam, 1.0% Others
Capital city Kigali
Continent Africa
Time zone UTC+2 (CAT)
Member of United Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
African Union
East African Community
Population 13,781,367 (2023)
Population density 525 per Km2 (1,360 people per mi2)
Urban Population 17.6 % of the population is urban (2,281,330 people in 2020)
Migrants (net) -9,000
Median age 20.0 years
Total area The total land area is 24,670 Km2 (9,525 sq. miles)
Highest point Mount Karisimbi (4 507 m, 14 787 ft)
Lowest point Ruzizi River (950 m, 3 117 ft)
GDP per capita $ 822 (World Bank, 2021)
Currency Rwandan franc (Fr, RWF)
Calling code +250
Internet TLD .rw (click here to find and register domain name)
Country Wikipedia Page Rwanda Wikipedia Page

Main Cities by Population in Rwanda

1 Kigali 745,261
2 Butare 89,600
3 Gitarama 87,613
4 Musanze 86,685
5 Gisenyi 83,623
6 Byumba 70,593
7 Cyangugu 63,883
8 Kibuye 48,024
9 Rwamagana 47,203
10 Kibungo 46,240
11 Nzega 33,832
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