Interesting Facts About Rwanda

Rwanda, situated in the heart of Africa, is a landlocked country often referred to as the “Land of a Thousand Hills.” Despite its limited natural resources and minimal industry, Rwanda stands out in various aspects.

Here are some intriguing facts about Rwanda

  1. Rwanda has consistently ranked among the top five most developed countries since the year 2000.
  2. It is recognized as a secure and peaceful country to reside in within the African continent.
  3. The capital city, Kigali, holds the distinction of being the cleanest city in Africa. This achievement is attributed to the government’s ban on the use of plastic bags, known as “Amasashi,” as part of environmental protection efforts.
  4. Rwanda boasts five volcanoes: Gahinga, Muhabura, Sabyinyo, Bisoke, and the highest, Karisimbi, which stands at an impressive 4,507 meters above sea level.
  5. The country is endowed with 23 lakes and numerous rivers, contributing to its diverse landscape.
  6. Rwanda experiences a temperate climate, with daytime temperatures ranging from 25-30°C and nighttime temperatures around 15°C throughout the year.
  7. The nation is home to three National Parks: Akagera, the largest, renowned for its Big Five animals and game drives; Nyungwe, the lushest park with a natural forest, famous for chimpanzees and numerous endemic bird species; and Volcanoes National Park, known as the Home of Mountain Gorillas.
  8. Rwanda has pioneered the use of drones in medical services, facilitating the efficient distribution of blood to emergency stations.
  9. Uniquely, Rwanda is the only country in the world where both citizens and their President actively participate in National service activities known as “Umuganda” every last Saturday of the month.

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