About Us

 The characteristics of our country are described as following:

  • The total surface area of Rwanda is 26,338 Square Kilometers including inland water.
  • Rwanda has three board climatic seasons of tropical semi and temperate zones.
  • Its general relief is made up of small hills of 800 m high and thus making Rwanda “a country of a thousand hills”.
  • Rwanda is an agricultural economy.
  • Approximately 12 million people settled in a density of about 490 inhabitants per square kilometre of this population.
  • About 90% of the population derives livelihood. The majority of the population produce for domestic consumption.
  • Industrial and commercial sector remains an occupation of a small population. 
  • 47% of the population are illiterate.
  • An infant/child mortality rate is 124 per 1,000.
  • HIV prevalence is 3%.
  • More than 50% of the poorest of the poor persons are children.
  • Life expectancy at birth for women is 57 years while for men is at 55.
  • Rwanda is among the poor countries in the world.
  • The percentage of the population living under the poverty line is estimated at 45%.