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About Rwanda

Capital city

Kigali

Population

12,374,397

Official language

Kinyarwanda, English , French , Swahili

Currency

RWF

Rwanda in a glance

Rwanda is with around 26.300 km2 the smallest country in East Africa. The biggest part of the country's surface is covered by hilly plateaus on an altitude between 1.500-1700 m.  In the West, impressive mountains ranges reach a height of over 3.000 m covered by tropical mountain forests and alpine vegetation. Because of its altitude, the country has a milde climate with temperatures between 18-21º all year around. 

Explore Rwanda

It is bordered by Uganda to the North, Tanzania to the East, Burundi to the South and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the West. Rwanda has 5 Volcanoes and the Volcanoes National Park is home to Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys.