Where is Rwanda?

Rwanda is located in the Southern Africa region at latitude -1.940278 and longitude 29.873888 and is part of the African continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 1° 56' 25.00'' S
  • 29° 52' 26.00'' E

You can see the location of Rwanda on the world map below:

Rwanda Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Rwanda (RW) are:

  1. Burundi (BI)
  2. Congo (the Democratic Republic of the) (CD)
  3. Tanzania (the United Republic of) (TZ)
  4. Uganda (UG)

Rwanda is a landlocked country, which means it does not have direct access to the open ocean.

Rwanda pointed out on the map by a flag pin.

Rwanda Related Content

Rwanda Key Facts

CountryRwanda
CoordinatesLatitude: -1.940278
Longitude: 29.873888
Country CodesAlpha 2: RW
Alpha 3: RWA
Country Flag Emoji🇷🇼
Int. Phone Prefix+250
Capital cityKigali
Continent
Subcontinent
Africa
Southern Africa
Country Area26,338 sq km
Population 202113,276,517
World Rank: 75
Median Age19
Life expectancy66.1
Major languagesKinyarwanda (official, universal Bantu vernacular) 93.2%, French (official) <.1, English (official) <.1, Swahili/Kiswahili (official, used in commercial centers) <.1, more than one language, other 6.3%, unspecified 0.3% (2002 est.)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+02:00
Internet TLD.rw
Biggest AirportKigali International Airport (KGL)
Average temperature17.85 °C
64.13 °F
Administrative Divisions1 town council 4 provinces
Political systemPresidential representative democratic republic

Rwanda Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLow income
World Bank RegionSub-Saharan Africa
CurrencyRwandan Franc (RWF)
GDP in 2020$10.2 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 144
GDP per capita in 2020$786
World Rank: 177
Major Industries / Economic SectorsAgriculture, manufacturing, energy, services
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, United Arab Emirates, India, Belgium, Kenya
Top 5 Export CountriesUnited Arab Emirates, China, Kenya, Belgium, India

Biggest Cities in Rwanda

Here are the largest cities in Rwanda based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Kigali 1,156,663
Nyanza 225,209
Gisenyi 136,830
Gitarama 87,613
Ruhengeri 59,333
Butare 50,220
Muhanga 49,038
Kabuga 40,202
Byumba 34,544
Cyangugu 27,416

Map of Rwanda with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Southern Africa Region