About Rwanda

RWANDA - Land Of A Thousand Hills

It surely is a beautiful country in Eastern-/Central-Africa ; bordering on the Democratic Republic Kongo, Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi.

Often known for one of the worst genocides of the 20th century, this genocide from 1994 not seldomly overshadows the look at a country which has so much else to offer than this short sad chapter from later history.

Rwanda is a country blessed with beautiful deepgreen valleys and hills, wonderful Lake Kivu, Nyungwe National Park, friendly inhabitants and, most of all, the Virunga volcanoes range with world-famous mountain gorillas and much much more.

Economy and Tourism are booming especially at the capitol, KIGALI, but also throughout the whole region. Main export goods are coffee and tea which are regarded as important sources besides tourism. A country on the rise - however, nearly two thirds of the population are living below the poverty-line.

 

Capitol : Kigali

Population : about 1,2  million

President : Paul Kagame , since 2000

Dimension : 26.338 square-Kms

Population : 12 Million

Economy : Agriculture (mainly Coffee- , tea-export) ;  Minin