• Rwanda


    Rwanda is a rural country. Around 90% of the population is engaged in subsistence agriculture and some mineral and agro-processing. Tourism, minerals, coffee and tea are Rwanda’s main sources of foreign exchange. GDP has rebounded with an average annual growth of 7% to 8% since 2003 and inflation has been reduced to single digits.

    Name Republic of Rwanda

    Capital Kigali

    Frequency of elections Every seven years

    Name of parliament Republic of Rwanda Parliament

    Parliament website www.rwandaparliament.gov.rw

    Languages Kinyarwanda, French, English, Kiswahili

    Area 26 338 km2

    Population 12 337 138 (July 2014 est)

    Imports Foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, steel, petroleum products, cement and construction material

    Exports Coffee, tea, animal hides, tin ore

    Currency Rwandan franc

    Source: CIA World Factbook
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