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Rwanda

Rwanda Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Elevation extremes > Lowest point: This entry is derived from Geography > Elevation extremes, which includes both the highest point and the lowest point.
  • 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.
  • Irrigated land: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Maryland 2013
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
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
Elevation extremes > Lowest point Rusizi River 950 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 2 00 S, 30 00 E 2013
Irrigated land 90 sq km 2008 141st out of 174
Land area > Square miles 10,169 square miles 2013 65th out of 86
Land boundaries > Border countries Burundi 290 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 217 km, Tanzania 217 km, Uganda 169 km 2013
Land use > Arable land 46.32% 2013 7th out of 246
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; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; 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.

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