Country: Rwanda

Population: 9,907,509

Capital: Kigali

Time Zone: UTC+2

Currency Name: Rwandan franc (RWF)

Government Type: republic; presidential, multiparty system

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

Ethnic Breakdown: Hutu (Bantu) 84%, Tutsi (Hamitic) 15%, Twa (Pygmy) 1%

Religion: Roman Catholic 56.5%, Protestant 26%, Adventist 11.1%, Muslim 4.6%, indigenous beliefs 0.1%, none 1.7%

Major Cities:

Phone Country Code: 250

Health Concerns: food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever, vectorborne disease: malaria

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: June - February

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, j

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: The blue Nile flows through Rwanda.