Interesting Facts About Rwanda : Rwanda as a country is a mountainous country and is sometimes related with the Switzerland in Europe. The country covers an area of about 26,338 square kilometers. Rwanda is popular for the genocides where 800,000 people were killed within 100 days though it’s good for tourism because of its attractions most especially the endangered mountain gorillas the country lies 75 miles southward of the equator, 880 miles west of Indian ocean and 1,250 miles east of Atlantic ocean. Below are some of the interesting facts about Rwanda;
Rwanda has world’s record of highest representation of women in parliament since 60% members in the parliament are women.
Rwanda is one of the most top five developed countries since 2000.
Rwanda has three national parks as well as other protected areas. These include Volcanoes national park, Nyungwe forest national park and Gishwati Mukura national park.
The killing of the famous primatologist and author of gorillas in the mist happed in Rwanda in 1985.
Mount karisimbi in Rwanda is the highest peak of Rwanda
According to World Bank doing business report of 2016, Rwanda is 2nd Africa’s country to do business in and business registration in Rwanda is done in 48hours.
The Tutsi led the Rwandan front patriotic army war in 1990 which caused tension among the Hutu people
The Rwanda genocide spark off when the Hutu president of Rwanda was assassinated in 1994 when the presidential plane was shot down at Kigali international airport.
The Hutu dominated Rwanda in 1959 and massacred most Tutsi thus establishing a Hutu dominated state in 1962 when Rwanda got its independence
The Kigali memorial site has got remains of over 250,000 people and from this center you can learn more about the Rwandan genocide.
The first European explore to come to Rwanda was Gustav Adolf Von in 1894.
Rwanda is one of Africa’s leading digital revolutions such as every services needed from the public institution for instance; tax declaration and payment, traffic penalties payment, business registration among others are done online.
Rwanda is the most densely populated country within Africa.
The government implemented the use of technology to the extraction of methane gas under water of Lake Kivu and turns it into energy [electricity].
The country is the origin of smart African alliance
Rwanda as a country is considered as one of the best country with high internet connectivity in Africa as Rwandan government is spreading the internet facilities such as construction of fiber optic in all parts of the country.
The capital city of Rwanda and that is Kigali is the most cleanest city in Africa as the government of Rwanda implemented a ban on the use of plastic bags/sachet` Amasashi’ for environmental protection.
The country has 23 lakes and numerous rivers.
Rwanda has 5 volcanoes that is Muhabura, Bisoke, Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Karisimbi which is the highest volcano among others with 4507m above sea level.
The Rwandan soldiers [Rwanda defense force] are the most successful and respected peace makers in Africa. Since they show professionalism whenever they attend UN peace keeping missions in Africa such as UNAMID in Darfur/ Sudan.
The country experiences temperate climate with 25 to 30 degrees Celsius during the day and 15 degrees Celsius at night all throughout the year.
The country has many markable places to visit depending on the type of tourism safari you are interested in such as dark tourism, cultural, business, medicine, religious and so much more.