National Symbols of Rwanda

Rwanda is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, . The capital of Rwanda is Kigali.

The official language is Kinyarwanda and the Rwandan franc is the currency of the Rwanda. The domain is .rw and the country code is +250.

National day is celebrated on 1 Jul 1962. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Rwanda is no exception.

In Rwanda, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Rwandan people. Ubuki is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Rwanda. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Rwandan symbol.

The country was founded by Grégoire Kayibanda. The current president of Rwanda is Paul Kagame and Édouard Ngirente is the Prime Minister.

In Rwanda the power plugs and sockets are of type C, E, F, G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Rwandan national anthem was written by Faustin Murigo and composed by Jean-Bosco Hashakaimana.

Country information

Official name(s) Republic of Rwanda
Alternative name(s) Rwandese Republic (official, English)
Regional location Central Africa, east of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Country name etymology "Large or big", from the Kinyarwanda kwanda ("expand"), as eventually applied to the Tutsi Nyiginya mwamis descended from Ruganzu Ndori or the speakers of Kinyarwanda. Rwanda means a big country.
Climate Temperate; two rainy seasons (February to April, November to January); mild in mountains with frost and snow possible
Terrain Mostly grassy uplands and hills; relief is mountainous with altitude declining from west to east
Population 12,952,218
National Day 1 Jul 1962
Language(s) Kinyarwanda
Religion Roman Catholicism
Country code +250
Literacy rate 70.8%
Currency Rwandan franc
Capital city Kigali
ISO RWA
Domain(TLD) .rw
Ethnicity Hutu, Tutsi & Twa
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Rwandan
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 26,338 km2 (10,169 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+2 (CAT)
Average elevation 1,598 m (5,243 ft)
Coastline 0 Km (landlocked)
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Rwanda

Flag map of Rwanda

Motto of Rwanda

Ubumwe, Umurimo, Gukunda Igihugu - "Unity, Work, Patriotism"

National animal of Rwanda

The National animal of Rwanda is Leopard

National Animal of Rwanda - Leopard

National flower of Rwanda

The National flower of Rwanda is Red Rose. Botanical name is Rosa.

National flower of Rwanda - Red Rose

National bird of Rwanda

The National bird of Rwanda is illusive Shoebill

National bird of Rwanda - illusive Shoebill

Rest of the National symbols of Rwanda 👇

Neighbouring countries of Rwanda

Rwandan Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

The guest is always the prisoner of the host.

You can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy.

Someone’s mother comes first.

Nobody hates himself more than he who hates others.

In a fiddler’s house, all are dancers.

To raise the eyes isn’t to greet.

No prophet amongst ourselves.

If you shake a dog, you shake his owner.

Death holds itself in readiness for the ones who laugh.

Help from abroad always comes when the rain has stopped.

There isn’t a place where peace reigns at night.

When your beard appears, childhood disappears.

A sibling’s relation is the one that consumes itself.

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