Rwanda REPUBLIC OF RWANDA

International Treaties
ARIPO
Berne Convention
Paris Convention
PCT
WIPO
WTO

Problems
Genocide recovery
High population density
Landlocked country (no coastline)
Poor infrastructure development
Poor sanitation, malaria

Currency
Rwandan Franc

Dialing Code
250

Internet Domain
.rw

Rwanda
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT

Education
Free education in state-run schools for 9 years

Employment Majority
Agriculture

INDUSTRY & TRADE

Main Exports
Coffee, tea, hides, tin ore

Main Imports
Foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, steel, petroleum products, cement and construction material

Main Industries
Cement, agricultural products, small-scale beverages, soap, furniture, shoes, plastic goods, textiles, cigarettes

CULTURE

Languages
Kinyarwanda

Population
11 million (2011 estimate)

Religion
Catholic, Protestant, Muslim

GEOGRAPHICS & CLIMATE

Capital
Kigali

Climate
Temperate tropical highland

Neighbouring Countries
Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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