Capital: Kigali

Population estimate: 11,901,484

Area: 26,338 square kilometers

Borders: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Uganda

Independence day: 1st July 1962

Communities: 3

President: Paul Kagame

Major religion: Christianity

Other common religions: Islam

Currency: Rwandan francs (RWF)

Main issues affecting country: High number of refugees (especially from DRC and Burundi) and internally displace persons.

Interesting fact: 57,000 Rwandan refugees still reside in 21 African states, including Gabon and Zambia

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