Rwanda
Republika y'u Rwanda

Capital
Kigali

Area
10,169 sq mi
26,338 sq km


Population
7,810,056 est 2003

Largest city
Kigali
pop. 298,100


Languages
Kinyarwanda (official) universal Bantu vernacular, French (official), English (official), Kiswahili (Swahili) used in commercial centers

Peoples
Hutu 84%, Tutsi 15%, Twa (Pygmoid) 1%

Religion
Roman Catholic 56.5%, Protestant 26%, Adventist 11.1%, Islam 4.6%, indigenous beliefs 0.1%, none 1.7% (2001)

Life Expectancy
total population: 39.18 years
male: 38.43 years
female: 39.96 years (2004 est.)


Literacy
total population: 70.4%
male: 76.3%
female: 64.7% (2003 est.))


Suffrage
18 years of age; universal

Government
Republic; presidential, multiparty system


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