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Rwanda Population

Rwanda is a landlocked country lying south of the Equator in east-central Africa, borders Uganda to the north, Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, Tanzania to the east and Burundi to the south. Rwanda is under Belgium rule gained independence from Belgium in 1962. Rwanda population in 2022 is estimated to be 13.28 million, covers country area of 26,338 sq km (10,169 sq mi), ranks one-hundred-forty-forth country by area and the seventy-fifth most populous country in the world. Its capital is Kigali and other smaller cities include Gisenyi, Ruhengeri and Butare. Country code is RWA, Population of Rwanda in 2021 is estimated as 12.95 million. Life expectancy of Rwanda is 66.88 years for male and 71.24 years for female.

Below table is the population of Rwanda from 1960 to 2020:
YearPopulation
19602,935,575
19653,235,536
19703,757,351
19754,364,709
19805,153,314
19856,146,884
19907,288,883
19955,836,490
20007,933,688
20058,840,220
201010,039,338
201511,369,066
202012,952,209

Rwanda population in 1960 is 2,935,575, by 1970 the population is increased by 821,776 totaling to 3,757,351, by 1980 the population is increased to 5,153,314, and by 1990 the total increase of 7,288,883 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 7,288,883. From 1990 to 2000, population increased by 644,805 to 7,933,688, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of Rwanda increase by 2,105,650 with a change of 26.54 percent and increase of population from 2010 to 2020 by 2,912,871 with a change of 29.01 percent and make up to 12,952,209.

Source : worldbank

Rwanda is divided into five provinces and further divided into districts.

Kinyarwanda nameProvinceCapitalArea (sq km)Population (2012)
Umujyi wa KigaliKigaliKigali City7301,132,686
AmajyepfoSouthernNyanza5,9632,589,975
IburengerazubaWesternKibuye5,8832,471,239
Amajyaruguru DistrictNorthernByumba3,2761,726,370
IburasirazubaEasternRwamagana9,4582,595,703

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