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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
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • 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 > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • 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 > 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
  • 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
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
Area > Water 1,670 sq km 2013 95th out of 246
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 > Highest point Volcan Karisimbi 4,519 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 2 00 S, 30 00 E 2013
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
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; 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

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