Interesting Facts about Rwanda

Rwanda is a country in the central part of Africa, it’s a mountainous country often related with the Switzerland in Europe. The country covers and area of about 26,338 square kilometers. Rwanda has always been known for it’s genocides where over 800,000 people were killed within 100 days though it also has its own good side to offer tourists more so the endanger mountain gorillas.

Here are some of the interesting facts about Rwanda:

The killing of the famous Dian Fossey a primatologist and author of gorillas in the mist happened in Rwanda in 1985.

Mount Karasimbi is the highest peak of Rwanda.

Rwanda boasts with three national parks and other protected areas.

The Kigali memorial site contains the remains of over 250,000 people, from this center you can learn a lot about the Rwandan genocide.

The Hutu dominated Rwanda in 1959 and massacred most Tutsis establishing a Hutu dominated state in 1962 when Rwanda got its independence.

The Tutsi led the Rwandan front Patriotic army war in 1990 which caused tension among the Hutu people.

The Rwandan genocide spark off when the Hutu president of Rwanda was assassinates in 1994 when the presidential plane was shot down at Kigali international airport.

The first European to explore Rwanda was Gustav Adolf Von in 1894.

70% of the people in Rwanda are literate.

During the First World War, Belgian forces captures Rwanda and Burundi from Germans.

Agriculture and cattle is Rwandese traditional way of life.

During the eleventh century the Hutu people settled in Rwanda and during the fifteenth century the Tutsi people settled in Rwanda.

Rwanda is the most densely populated country in Africa.

Rwanda is one of the only three countries in the world where you can see mountain gorillas.

Rwanda is one of the cleanest country’s in the world this is because Rwanda has got a community cleaning day where by all people contribute to the cleaning if their neighborhood last Saturdays of the month.

Rwandan Parliament consists of more female members in parliament than any other country in the world.

Plastic bags are not allowed in Rwanda, landing in the country with plastic bags will lead to them being confiscated.

Rwanda is also one of the worlds smallest nations its most likely compared to Vermont except that the population in Vermont is smaller.

Flip flop sandals were band in Rwanda with an aim of expelling jiggers.

Rwanda rears livestock, grows Banana, tea, coffee and pyrethrum.

In 2006 to 2011 poverty was reduce in Rwanda through provision of a cow to every poor family this reduced malnutrition and increased agricultural productivity creating small business opportunities.

Rwanda is Africa’s leading digital revolution.

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