Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda (Kinyarwanda: Repubulika y'u Rwanda; French: République du Rwanda), is a country in central and eastern Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rwanda is in the African Great Lakes region and is highly elevated; its geography is dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the east, with numerous lakes throughout the country. The climate is temperate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons each year.
Geographical type: Territory
Latitude: 1.94° S — Longitude: 29.87° E
Area: 26,338 km²
ISO 3166-2 code: RW
Measures of Freedom
2019: 6.36, Rank: 120, Personal Freedom: 5.65, Economic Freedom: 7.35
2014: 7.38, Rank: 49
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 24, Political Rights: 6, Civil Liberties: 6
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