Facts and Figures about Rwanda – Land of a Thousand Hills

Posted by on June 13, 2016

Rwanda is Changing – Growing and Becoming  – setting trends for the rest of Africa to follow

Facts and Figures about Rwanda – it is more than mere statistics


Facts and Figures around Rwanda – Rwanda – the land of a thousand Hills and a Million Smiles is ever changing – below you will find facts and figures about Rwanda – however the tend to betray the present spirit of a country that is leaping forward in Africa and particularly in the East African Community. Every time one returns to Rwanda one is amazed by the growth that has taken place since the last visit. No wonder it is called Remarkable Rwanda, the cleanest city in Africa,not just Kigali but the country itself, thanks in part to no plastic bags and Umuganda – cleanup day each month .  You will be surprised by what awaits you in Rwanda as you arrive

Rwanda since the Genocide of 1994 has pressed onward and forward – when it comes to commerce Rwanda has become a star when it comes to foreign investment – the infrastructure in a city such as Kigali is working compared to other African cities – children are enrolled in schools learning the language of commerce – English.

The roads are miraculous compared to other countries and the traffic lights work in Kigali

When it comes to its products such high quality coffee or tea, Rwanda left other countries in the dust – Rwanda – every changing – ever growing – the standards are changing and improving on every level.

Rwanda is more than the below figures – it is vibrantly alive.


Facts and Figures about Rwanda

Capital of Rwanda Kigali – one of the cleanest cities in All of Africa
Population of Rwanda 12,337,138 (2014 estimate)  Note: Estimates for this country take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS, which results in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, and lower population growth rates than otherwise expected.
Languages Kinyarwanda only (official), universal Bantu vernacular 93.2%, Kinyarwanda and other language(s) 6.2%, French ( and other language(s) 8 % speak English (official), Kiswahili (Swahili) used in commercial centers.  English in Kigali will now take you further than French.
Religions Christian 93.4% (Roman Catholic 49.5%, Protestant 39.4%, other 4.5%), Muslim 1.8%, animist 0.1%, other 0.6%, none 3.6% (2001), unspecified 0.5%- Evangelical and Pentecostql Churches have made great inroads since 1994
Literacy RateDefinition: Age 15 and over can read and write.
Male: 74.8%Female: 67.5% (2010 estimate)
Percentage of population using improved drinking water sources Urban: 79.6%Rural: 66.4%
(2011 estimate)
Percentage of population using adequate sanitation facilities Urban: 61.3%Rural: 61.3%
(2010 estimate)
Climate Temperate; two rainy seasons (February to April, November to January); mild in mountains with frost and snow possible at higher elevations
Percentage of population urbanized 19.1%
(2011 estimate)
Life expectancy Male: 57.73 yearsFemale: 60.83 years (2014 estimate)
Under-5 mortality rate 55/1,000
(2012 estimate)
GDP per capita $1,500 (2013 estimate)
Monetary unit Rwandan franc (RWF)
Number of people living with HIV/AIDS 206,9000 (2012 estimate)
Percentage of population living below
$1.25 a day
63% (2007-11 study)
Sources for facts: The World Factbook, 2014;

Facts and Figures about Rwanda – please contact us if you have any questions