Rwanda has a temperate tropical highland climate, with lower
temperatures than is typical for equatorial countries due to the high
altitude. Kigali, in the centre of the country, has a typical daily
temperature range between 12 C and 27 C , with little variation through
Rwanda located in Central Africa has three official languages and
some dialects. The Rwanda languages spoken by its people distinguish
between the refugees and the locals.
The currency in
use in Rwanda consists of Rwanda Franc (RWF) which is divided into 100
centimes. Franc has been in use as the currency of Rwanda from 1916
after Belgium gained political control. This was followed by the
replacement of German East African Rupie by the Belgian Congo Franc.
of Rwanda in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 8, 387, 000,
which placed it as number 88 in population among the 193 nations of the
world. In that year approximately 3% of the population was over 65 years
of age, with another 44% of the population under 15 years of age.
965, 398 (2009), is the capital and largest city of Rwanda. It is
situated near the geographic centre of the nation, and has been the
economic, cultural, and transport hub of Rwanda since it became capital
at independence in 1962.