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Capital : Kigali
Language :  Kinyarwanda, English, French
Currency :  Rwandan franc
Population : 11 553 188
Area : 26 338 km2

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Rwanda facts

1. Independence from Belgium was obtained on July 1, 1962.
2. The population density is 395 people / km2.
3. The country is 12 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Catholicism, 56%.
5. The longest river is Kagera.
6. The full name of the country – the Republic of Rwanda.
7. Popular food is cassava, sweet potatoes, sorghum, corn, bananas.
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9. The highest peak is Karisimbi, 4,507 m above sea level.
10. Political system – republic.
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11. The lowest point of Rwanda is the Rusizi River, located at an altitude of 950 m.n.p.m.

12. The press is very censored.

13. This country is referred to as “a thousand hills”.

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14. Communication is at a high level. Buses leave punctually, and between large cities run every half hour.

15. The new power that took over the country changed the national anthem, flag, currency and administrative names of cities and regions. All this so that nothing would be associated with the times from before 1994, when genocide occurred.

16. Entering the center of the capital by bicycle is forbidden.

Autor: Efcia

17. The country comes out of the dark thanks to Chinese energy-saving light bulbs.

18. The most famous Pole in Rwanda is the religious sister of Saint. Faustyna Kowalska.

19. To admire the highland gorillas, you have to pay $750 per hour.

20. In about 100 days from April 6 to July 1994, during the mass genocide, about one million Rwandan inhabitants lost their lives.

21. Rwanda is the only country in Africa where the mandate threatens to spread plastic bags.

Autor: Patrycja

22. The tranquility of the Virunga Mountains is disturbed only by frequent but light earthquakes.

23. There are no street names.

Autor: Kinia

24. The minimum wage varies from 500 francs to 1000 francs per day depending on the industry (data from 2013).

Autor: Daria

25. In Rwanda, an average person consumes about 9.8 liters of pure alcohol per year.

26. The most beer is beer – 11.6%, spirit – 0.4%, and other alcoholic beverages – 88%.

Autor: AlkoWorld

27. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

Autor: EduKacJa

28. The beginning of education begins at the age of 7.

29. The average IQ level is 70.

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30. In a country that is 29.5% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 3,322,456 people).

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31. The national animal is a leopard.

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32. Rwanda is the country with the largest percentage of people living in the countryside in the world.

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33. Built-up speed allowed is 40 km / h.

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34. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed is 80 km / h.

35. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

36. In 2013, 526 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

37. The country has more than 107,000 motor vehicles registered (10 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

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38. 40% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 4 510 000 people).

39. 81% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

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40. In this country there are over 4 700 km of paved roads (0.01% of all roads in the world).

41. In this country there are 7 airports, 4 of the paved surface.

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42. In this country, over 3 216 000 (2015) 3 724 678 (2018) people have access to internet (around 32% of the population).

43. Around 510,000 (2015) 490,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

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44. The country’s top-level domain is .rw . There are over 2 080 websites with such an extension.

45. The most popular pages with the extension .rw are: google.rw, newtimes.co.rw and igihe.rw.

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46. The country has over $1,128,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.0096% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

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47. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $8 760 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $9,140,000,000 .

48. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 28% GDP, or around: $2,452,800,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 40.2% GDP, or around: $3,674,80,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $326.

49. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $1,778,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $2,453,000,000 .

Autor: Komornik

50. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 8 cigarettes a month.

Autor: VViki

51. The lowest temperature: 0 °C was measured in Kinigi.

52. The highest temperature: 35.4 °C was measured in Kigali.

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53. The most deadly disease in this country is tuberculosis.

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54. The average life expectancy in this country is 53.9 years (women – 55.1 years and men – 52.7 years).

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55. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 21.

56. In this country, women having their first child on average 22.9 years old.

57. 10 women give birth to 45 children on average

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58. The average age of people living in this country is 18.8 years.

59. The country is around:
4 833 000 people (41.83%) in the age range 0-14 years.
6 429 000 people (55.65%) in the age range 15-64 years.
291 100 people (2.52%) over 65 years old.

60. In this country, about 390,000 children are born each year (3.4% of the population), and about 104,000 people die (0.9% of the population).

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61. The lowest situated place in the country is the Rusizi River – 950 m above sea level.

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62. In Rwanda, there are 19,200 km2 of agricultural land (78% of the country’s area).

63. 6 people in 1000 possess firearms.

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64. The city of the highest located in the country is Byumba.

65. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1961.

66. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 16 days.

67. He joined the United Nations on September 18, 1962.

68. The work week is 45 hours.

69. 18% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

Autor: Statyk

70. 5344 km2 of the country is covered by forests (21.7%)

71. The last death penalty was carried out in 1998.

Autor: Statyk

72. The unemployment rate is 16% (data from 2018).

Autor: Daria

73. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 30%, and for companies 30% (2018).

74. The tax on goods and services is 18% (2018).

75. The level of inflation in 2018 is 0.6%.

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76. American oceanologists have been able to discover a fish living in the Mariánská Dans at a depth of 8178 meters. Interestingly, it is small and transparent.

Autor: Mika

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What is the highest peak in Rwanda?
The highest peak in Rwanda is Karisimbi (4507 m above sea level).

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What is the largest river in Rwanda?
The largest river in Rwanda is Kagera.

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What is the largest lake in Rwanda?
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What is the national dish?
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What Rwanda has national colors?
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What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
The national animal is a leopard.

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What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Rwanda?
Rwanda borders with such countries as: Burundi 290 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 217 km, Tanzania 217 km, Uganda 169 km.

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What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 18.8 years.

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What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage varies from 500 francs to 1000 francs per day depending on the industry (data from 2013).

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What is the population density in Rwanda?
The population density is 468 people per km2.

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What is the motto of this country?
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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 35.4 ° C was measured in Kigali.

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What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: 0 ° C was measured in Kinigi.

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With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta