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Unity, Work, Patriotism

 

General


Population: 12,337,138 (2014), 12,012,589 (2013)
Land Area: 26,338 sq km
Natural Resources: Gold, cassiterite, wolframite, methane, hydropower, arable land
Capital: Kigali
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Paul Kagame (April 22nd 2000)
Head of Government: Pierre Damien Habumuremy (October 7th 2011)
Languages: Kinyarwanda, French, English, Kiswahili
Currency: Rwandan Franc (RWF)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 56.5%, Protestant 26%, Adventist 11.1%, Muslim 4.6%, Indigenous Beliefs 0.1%, None 1.7%
Major Ethnicities: Hutu 84%, Tutsi 15%, Twa 1%
Life Expectancy: 59.26 years (2014), 58.85 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 7.7 billion (2013), 7.223 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 16.37 billion (2013), 15.74 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,500 (2013), 1,500 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 7.5% (2013), 7.7% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 31.9%, Industry 14.8%, Services 53.3% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 90%, Industry and Services 10% (2000)
Industries: Cement, agricultural products, small-scale beverages, soap, furniture, shoes, plastic goods, textiles, cigarettes
Agriculture Products: Coffee, tea, pyrethrum, bananas, beans, sorghum, potatoes; livestock
Human Development Index: 0.506 (151st)(2014), 0.434 (167th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 31 million (2002)
Unemployment Rate: NA

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Army Size: 51 000 (2004)
Budget: 2.9% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Rwanda is located in East-Central Africa. It is bordered by Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Uganda. Rwanda's economy was deeply affected by the 1994 genocide. Rwanda's economy is based primarily on agriculture. The tourism sector is however growing in importance and promises to continue this trend, and will bring in much needed foreign spending.

(2014) Rwanda's strong economic growth continued in 2013 and is expected to continue into 2014, however Rwanda has a lot of ground to cover in order to lift its population out of poverty.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Rwanda
Wikipedia: Rwanda
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/RWA.html

Updated on: December 15th, 2014