Rwanda Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Maryland 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly smaller than Maryland 2008
Area > Land 24,948 sq km 2008 145th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 2.45 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 197th out of 224
Area > Total 26,338 sq km 2013 150th out of 251
Area > Water 1,670 sq km 2013 95th out of 246
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 1,212 2008 71st out of 169
Climate temperate; two rainy seasons (February to April, November to January); mild in mountains with frost and snow possible 2013
Coastline 0.0 2014 229th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 2 00 S, 30 00 E 2013
Land area > Sq. km 24,670 sq km 2008 140th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 10,169 square miles 2013 65th out of 86
Location Central Africa, east of Democratic Republic of the Congo 2013
Natural resources gold, cassiterite (tin ore), wolframite (tungsten ore), methane, hydropower, arable land 2013
Terrain mostly grassy uplands and hills; relief is mountainous with altitude declining from west to east 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014


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Rwanda Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land area 3
  • Rwanda ranked first for land use > arable land amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2013.
  • Rwanda ranked second for population density > people per sq. km amongst Landlocked countries in 2005.
  • Rwanda ranked #11 for land use > permanent crops amongst Christian countries in 2013.
  • Rwanda ranked 4th last for coastline amongst Densely populated countries in 2014.