Rwanda in brief

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To allow a glimpse on the characteristics of Rwanda, the FDFA provides key figures on the state, its politics and economy, its population and the Swiss nationals living there.

Government and politics
Head of State Paul Kagame
Head of government Anastase Murekezi
Form of government Republic
Area 26'338 km2
Capital Kigali
Population 12.1 million
Religions 93% Christian, 2% Muslim, 3% other
National language English, French, Kinyarwanda, Swahili
Government and politics
Currency Rwandan franc (RWF)
Gross domestic product (gdp) 2015 8.8 billion USD
Change against previous year +7 %
Gdp per capita 2015 769 USD
Swiss colony 2015 107 persons
Swiss exports 2014 3.35 million CHF
Change against previous year -56.0 %
Swiss imports 2014 0.09 million CHF
Change against previous year +34.1 %