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About Rwanda

Rwanda, formerly known as Ruanda and officially known as the Republic of Rwanda, is a landlocked country in the East Africa region. It is one of the smallest countries in Africa.

Though a small country, it is currently the second-fastest growing economy of Africa. The country is landlocked and with very few natural resources, the economy has primarily been Agriculture however it is growing in the industrial sector. The country manufactures cement, agricultural products, soaps, plastic goods, textiles, etc., like other countries in Africa; Rwanda also has a share in the Mining industry. Minerals such as Gold, Colten, Cassiterite & wolframite are mined which are used in the manufacture of electronic components.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionEast Africa
Capital CityKigali
Government TypePresidential Republic
Official LanguagesKinyarwanda, French, Swahili, English
CurrencyRwandan franc, RWF
Phone Code +250
Important CitiesButare, Gitarama, Musanze, Gisenyi, Gisenyi, Cyangugu, Kibuye, Rwamagana, Kibungo
National DayIndependence Day (1st Jul)
GDP (nominal)USD 13.927 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking38
Primary Industriescoffee, tea, bananas, beans, sorghum, potatoes and other agricultural commodities cement, small-scale beverages, soap, furniture, shoes, plastic goods, textiles and cigarettes
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsDemocratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Burundi
Member ofAfrican Union(AU), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa(COMESA), Commonwealth of Nations(CommonWealth), East African Community(EAC), Group of 77(G77), Organisation of African Unity(OAU), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie(OIF), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Major ExportsSpices, Gems & Jewellery, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Cereals & Pulses, Other Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Fashion and Apparel, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Chemical Products, Aviation Vehicles, Books and Papers, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Railway and Locomotives, Instruments & Optical Solutions
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Cereals & Pulses, Edible Oils & Seeds, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Fashion and Apparel, Glass and glassware, Wood and Pulp, Silk & Textiles, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Chemical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar
Total Exports ValueUSD 1.436 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 3.368 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 1.932 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with Indiabilateral relations, Trade Cooperation Framework
Major Exports to IndiaGems & Jewellery, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Cosmetics and Accessories, Vegetables and Related Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Other Products, Art and Antiques, Cereals & Pulses, Fruits and Nuts, Live Animals and Animal Products, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Plants and Flowers
Major Imports from IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Glass and glassware, Books and Papers, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Cereals & Pulses, Silk & Textiles, Rubber and Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Chemical Products, Household Items & Products, Ceramic Products
India's Imports ValueUSD 40.19 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 143.78 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 103.59 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for RwandaEmbassy of India
H.E. Oscar Kerketta
Honourable Ambassador
,Villa 67, KG 9 Avenue, Nyarutarama, Kigali.
250 737 310 070

Embassy Details of Rwanda in IndiaHigh Commission of the Republic of Rwanda
H.E. Ms. Jacqueline Mukangira
High Commissioner
3/17 C, Facing to 7Street Shanti Niketan, New Delhi-110021
+91-11-41661604 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Rwanda in Bangalore
H.E. Mr. Mohan Suresh
Honorary Consul
1341, K.B. Sandra, R. T. Nagar
080-23336833 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Rwanda in Mumbai
H.E. Mr. Prakash Jain
Honorary Consul
23, Level-2, Kalpataru Square, Kondivita Lane,off Andheri Kurla Rd, Mumbai-400059
02240569905 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Rwanda in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Rudra Chatterjee
Honorary Consul