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Education

 

Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 3.54 % of GNI [106th of 168]
Average years of schooling of adults 2.6 [88th of 100]
Children out of school, primary 373,055 [16th of 126]
Children out of school, primary, female 176,582 [15th of 117]
Children out of school, primary, male 196,473 [16th of 117]
Duration of compulsory education 6 years [164th of 171]
Duration of education > Primary level 6 [124th of 181]
Duration of education > Secondary level 6 [132nd of 181]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 1,636,563 [61st of 189]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 189,153 [115th of 171]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 20,393 [101st of 150]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level 50.47% [2nd of 179]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level 47.49% [116th of 162]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level 36.76% [107th of 126]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level 74% [123rd of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men 72% [122nd of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women 76% [114th of 160]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 3.9% [31st of 127]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 12.2% [35th of 85]
Education spending (% of GDP) 2.8% [115th of 132]
Education spending (% Primary) 48.2% [27th of 110]
Education spending (% Secondary) 16.7% [106th of 107]
Education spending (% Tertiary) 34.7% [4th of 108]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 30.9% [99th of 112]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men 29.7% [90th of 101]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women 32% [89th of 101]
Education, primary completion rate 39 [116th of 148]
Education, primary completion rate > Men 40 [115th of 145]
Education, primary completion rate > Women 38 [110th of 145]
Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita 11.28 % [25th of 101]
Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita 18.58 % [20th of 93]
Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita 408.75 % [4th of 81]
Female enrolment share > Primary level 50% [5th of 176]
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 49.1% [90th of 170]
Geographical aptitude results 75.803 [47th of 191]
Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment 1.02 [10th of 183]
Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment 0.89 [107th of 172]
Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment 0.62 [80th of 139]
Grade 1 intake rate 64.9 [58th of 114]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group 177.22 % [2nd of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group 177.75 % [2nd of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group 177.48 % [3rd of 157]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ 29.6% [40th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men 23.8% [36th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women 35.2% [42nd of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ 1,373,500 [50th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men 543,400 [49th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women 828,700 [50th of 138]
Library books 1,197 [81st of 81]
Library employees 6 [66th of 68]
Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above 59.76 % [88th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 71.44 % [94th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 64.9 % [93rd of 121]
Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24 76.87 % [80th of 123]
Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24 78.53 % [90th of 123]
Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24 77.63 % [82nd of 123]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 77.6% [24th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men 78.5% [26th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women 76.9% [24th of 138]
Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population 91.15 % [9th of 95]
Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population 92.35 % [8th of 93]
Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population 89.94 % [11th of 93]
Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort 48.69 % [70th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort 42.91 % [70th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort 45.78 % [77th of 92]
Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group 38.38 % [80th of 138]
Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group 39.54 % [85th of 138]
Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 38.95 % [86th of 141]
Primary education, duration > years 6 years [130th of 197]
Primary education, pupils 1,723,997 [33rd of 176]
Primary education, pupils > % female 50.81 % female [2nd of 175]
Primary education, teachers 27,793 [40th of 159]
Primary education, teachers > % female 51.2 % female [59th of 153]
Primary school girls out of school 39% [32nd of 99]
Private school enrolment > Secondary level 46.4 [13th of 131]
Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 3.8 % [31st of 136]
Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 12.25 % [35th of 103]
Public spending per student > Primary level 6.9 [108th of 126]
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 571.6 [7th of 123]
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 62.03 [8th of 159]
Pupils reaching grade 5 39.1 [107th of 108]
Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level 51.4 [12th of 175]
Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 61.76 [45th of 137]
Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 101.66 [9th of 174]
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 89.21 [66th of 162]
Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > % 99.06 % [39th of 157]
Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24 97.88 % [68th of 123]
Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment 18.83 % [13th of 128]
Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment 18.91 % [10th of 125]
Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment 18.75 % [14th of 125]
Repitition rate > Primary level 36.1 [2nd of 143]
School enrollment, preprimary > % gross 2.51 % gross [147th of 159]
School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross 2.48 % gross [140th of 153]
School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross 2.54 % gross [140th of 153]
School enrollment, primary > % gross 120.09 % gross [10th of 176]
School enrollment, primary > % net 73.71 % net [71st of 139]
School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 121.07 % gross [11th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, female > % net 75.3 % net [63rd of 137]
School enrollment, primary, male > % gross 119.09 % gross [15th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, male > % net 72.08 % net [69th of 136]
School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 0.83 % [120th of 139]
School enrollment, secondary > % gross 14.24 % gross [93rd of 164]
School enrollment, secondary > % net 7.32 % net [50th of 121]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross 13.43 % gross [90th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % net 6.31 % net [44th of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross 15.06 % gross [95th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % net 8.34 % net [44th of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary 44.05 % [11th of 124]
School enrollment, tertiary > % gross 2.71 % gross [52nd of 141]
School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross 2.08 % gross [50th of 137]
School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross 3.36 % gross [53rd of 137]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 9 years [31st of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 9 years [29th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 8 years [34th of 93]
Scientific and technical journal articles 4 [145th of 175]
Secondary education, general pupils 131,139 [68th of 183]
Secondary education, pupils 203,822 [61st of 166]
Secondary education, pupils > % female 47.63 % female [52nd of 153]
Secondary education, teachers 7,764 [42nd of 141]
Secondary education, teachers > % female 19.87 % female [56th of 131]
Secondary education, vocational pupils 72,683 [23rd of 163]
Tertiary enrollment 1.7% [137th of 151]
Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers 81.71 % [28th of 61]
Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers 84.58 % [23rd of 56]
Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers 78.7 % [26th of 56]
Unemployment with primary education > % of total unemployment 60.7 % [7th of 78]
Unemployment with primary education, female > % of female unemployment 59.4 % [6th of 72]
Unemployment with primary education, male > % of male unemployment 62.8 % [9th of 72]
Unemployment with secondary education > % of total unemployment 24.1 % [55th of 77]
Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24 0.98 [22nd of 138]
World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls both  

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; United Nations Human Development Programme; The Geography Zone; World Bank; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; Household survey data, net enrolment data from UNESCO, and data from UNICEF country offices; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Rwanda, Rwandese Republic, Republika y'u Rwanda

Health
 
% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3 88 [108th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > HepB3 88 [64th of 114]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles 69 [151st of 186]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3 85 [116th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > TB 99 [35th of 153]
% immunized pregnant women tetanus 83 [6th of 54]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural 8 [134th of 140]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total 8 [145th of 144]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban 12 [142nd of 141]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural 40 [128th of 146]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total 41 [142nd of 150]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban 60 [138th of 147]
% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total 20 [115th of 133]
% under-fives with ARI -- 12 [36th of 79]
% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider 20 [79th of 80]
Abortion law > National laws > Physical Health Yes  
Access to sanitation 90% [52nd of 129]
Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 46.07 births [86th of 184]
ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider 26.9 % [6th of 52]
Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people 41 per 1,000 people [17th of 195]
Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 38.6 % [14th of 76]
Births with health staff 31% [104th of 116]
Children living with AIDS 65,000 [14th of 80]
Children Underweight Rate 7% [30th of 95]
Contraception 13% [81st of 89]
Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49 17.4 % [8th of 57]
Dependency ratio per 100 91 [18th of 166]
Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding 16.2 % [45th of 47]
Drinking water availability % 41% [140th of 147]
Drug access 0% [162nd of 163]
expenditure per capita > current US$ 15.5 $ [164th of 186]
expenditure, private > % of GDP 3.24 % [48th of 187]
expenditure, public > % of GDP 4.26 % [63rd of 187]
expenditure, total > % of GDP 7.5 % [55th of 187]
External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health 37.1 % [12th of 141]
External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health 32.8% [15th of 179]
Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV 56.88 % [42nd of 112]
Fertility rate, total > births per woman 5.8 births per woman [17th of 194]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females 40.2 [170th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males 36.4 [172nd of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 38.3 [169th of 186]
HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49 8.88 [14th of 114]
HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years, 8.9 [14th of 145]
HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years, 264,000 [15th of 82]
Hospital beds > per 1,000 people 1.65 per 1,000 people [102nd of 149]
Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months 95 % [73rd of 190]
Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 89 % [106th of 190]
Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 42 % [127th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access 38 % [115th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access 56 % [143rd of 173]
Improved water source > % of population with access 74 % [130th of 176]
Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access 69 % [112nd of 174]
Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access 92 % [122nd of 181]
Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people 361.01 per 100,000 people [20th of 200]
Infant mortality rate 101.68 [12th of 179]
Intestinal diseases death rate 36.06% [12th of 141]
life expectancy > Date of information 2006 est.  
Life expectancy at birth, female > years 45.73 years [165th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, male > years 42.58 years [170th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, total > years 44.12 years [167th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Females 46 [174th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Males 43 [173rd of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 45 [172nd of 186]
Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk very high  
Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a bednet 6 [34th of 35]
Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a treated bednet 5 [8th of 28]
Malaria % under-fives with fever receiving anti-malarial drugs 13 [28th of 34]
Malaria cases > per 100,000 6,510 [18th of 94]
Malaria prevention, use of insecticide-treated bed nets > % of under-5 population 13 % [4th of 27]
Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5 45.3 % [2nd of 52]
Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5 22.5 % [4th of 63]
Measles immunization 87 [90th of 168]
Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 71 [9th of 105]
Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months 84 [2nd of 125]
Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt 90 [27th of 112]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 41 [21st of 132]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 27 [30th of 137]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 7 [31st of 104]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 6 [69th of 128]
Nutrition > Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months 94 [16th of 57]
Oral rehydration rate % 4 [73rd of 73]
Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure 65.2% [151st of 185]
Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health 36.9 % [174th of 185]
Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars 27 [153rd of 185]
Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars 48 [167th of 185]
Physicians > per 1,000 people 0.05 per 1,000 people [56th of 148]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992 43 % [15th of 106]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003 36 % [17th of 108]
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > % 94.4 % [4th of 62]
Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health 0.3% [97th of 159]
Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49 3 % [29th of 148]
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 33 % [24th of 172]
Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health 42.8% [89th of 185]
Probability of dying before 5 > Females 199 per 1,000 people [10th of 187]
Probability of not reaching 40 51.9% [2nd of 111]
Probability of reaching 65 > Female 26.3% [158th of 159]
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 22.9% [158th of 159]
Respiratory disease child death rate 158.85 (est)  
Smoking prevalence, females > % of adults 4 % [6th of 43]
Smoking prevalence, males > % of adults 7 % [11th of 42]
Spending > Per person 10 [121st of 133]
Spending > Private 2.1 [72nd of 141]
Spending > Public 2.0%  
Tobacco > Adult female smokers 4 [94th of 114]
Tobacco > Adult male smokers 7 [115th of 115]
Tobacco > Cigarette consumption 135 [100th of 106]
Tobacco > Total adult smokers 5.5 [117th of 121]
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP 5.3% [110th of 185]
Total fertility rate 5.7 [21st of 166]
Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000 188 [28th of 165]
Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > % 29.11 % [160th of 178]
Tuberculosis immunisation 94% [65th of 134]
Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 76.54 % [105th of 171]
Unmet need for contraception > % of married women ages 15-49 35.6 % [2nd of 13]
Water availability 683 cubic meters [149th of 169]

SOURCES
UNICEF; Wikipedia: Abortion law ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; WHO 2002a; UNHDR; UNICEF; UN (United Nations). 2002. United Nations Population Division Database on Contraceptive Use. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. January. New York; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva: WHO, 2000; Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; UNHDR; Wikipedia: List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; ; World Health Organization; World Health Organization2005

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Rwanda, Rwandese Republic, Republika y'u Rwanda

Sports
 
Chess > GrandMasters 0 [133rd of 135]
Chess > International Masters 0 [133rd of 135]
Chess > World Chess Rankings 1,885 [133rd of 135]
FIFA World Ranking > Men 484 [88th of 198]
International Cricket Council members > Affiliate Members > Member Since 2003  

SOURCES
World Chess Federation, 2006; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); Wikipedia: List of International Cricket Council members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Rwanda, Rwandese Republic, Republika y'u Rwanda

Food
 
beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing 92.82 % [2nd of 103]
exports > % of merchandise exports 52.28 % [23rd of 156]

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Rwanda, Rwandese Republic, Republika y'u Rwanda

Language

 
English speakers 0 [50th of 52]
 English speakers (per $ GDP) 0 per $10,000 of GDP [29th of 35]
English status
There may be more users of English than of French. Official language. Bible 1535-1989.
English-speaking population > First language 300 [55th of 62]
English-speaking population > Total 300 [93rd of 99]
French status
Official language. Bible 1530-1986.
Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate 64 [143rd of 174]


SOURCES

Ethnologue; Wikipedia: List of countries by English-speaking population ; Wikipedia: List of countries by English-speaking population; Wikipedia: Languages of the African Union

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Rwanda, Rwandese Republic, Republika y'u Rwanda


2) Religion
 

Catholic > Diocesan priests 393 [53rd of 143]
Catholic > Dioceses 9 [61st of 150]
Catholic > Parishes 134 [81st of 149]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons 2 [66th of 90]
Catholic > Religious Priests 118 [78th of 148]
Catholic > Total Priests 511 [63rd of 149]
Catholics 3,865,000 [47th of 140]
Catholics as percentage 47.87 [48th of 150]
Islam > Percentage Muslim 4.6% [89th of 168]
Islam > Population 388,277 [91st of 165]
Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population 16 % [30th of 45]
Jehovahs Witnesses 13,341 [63rd of 178]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants 3,705,519 [31st of 167]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant 43.9 % [25th of 163]
Religions > All
Roman Catholic 56.5%, Protestant 26%, Adventist 11.1%, Muslim 4.6%, indigenous beliefs 0.1%, none 1.7% (2001)
Religions > Muslim 4.6 % [77th of 100]
Religions > Protestant 26 % [16th of 51]
Religions > Roman Catholic 56.5 % [47th of 96]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic 43.9 % [53rd of 170]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total 3,705,519 [52nd of 170]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 376,060 [11th of 232]

SOURCES
Catholic Hierarchy.org; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; CIA World Factbook; Wikipedia: Islam in Africa; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; Wikipedia: Protestantism by country; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia: Roman Catholicism by country; adventiststatistics.org2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Rwanda, Rwandese Republic, Republika y'u Rwanda


3) Media
 
Average cost of local call 0.04 [109th of 151]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports 5.12 % [126th of 153]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 2.53 % [130th of 155]
DVD region 5 [65th of 171]
E-Government rating 36 [143rd of 182]
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people 18.2 per 1,000 people [169th of 193]
HAM radio prefixes 9XA - 9XZ  
Households with television > % 2.48 % [138th of 160]
International dialling code 250  
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ 13,000,000 $ [75th of 101]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 6.037 $ per $1,000 of GDP [41st of 130]
Mobile phone subscribers 290,000 [131st of 198]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily 1,000 [90th of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Non-daily 13,000 [36th of 46]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily 1 [106th of 106]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Non-daily 8 [55th of 69]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Periodicals 10 [37th of 40]
Phone subscribers 10.88 [165th of 178]
Population covered by mobile telephony > % 75 % [57th of 108]
Price basket for mobile > US$ per month 12.25 $/month [80th of 185]
Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month 6.56 $/month [112nd of 151]
Radio broadcast stations
AM 0, FM 8 (two main FM programs are broadcast through a system of repeaters, three international FM programs include the BBC, VOA, and Deutchewelle), shortwave 1
Radio receivers 601,000 [128th of 188]
Radios 601,000 [128th of 221]
Royalties and fees $0.00 [82nd of 85]
Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 93.07 % [4th of 165]
Telecommunications investment > current LCU 5600000000  
Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 2.65 % GDP [103rd of 167]
Telecommunications revenue > current LCU 27957290000  
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 2.43 $ [28th of 142]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP) 1,324.449 $ per $1 trillion of GD [14th of 174]
Telephone employees, total 350 [154th of 194]
Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines 16 per 100 mainlines [75th of 134]
Telephone mainlines 22,972 [160th of 202]
Telephone subscribers 161,700 [149th of 199]
Telephone subscribers per employee 247.14 [69th of 191]
Television broadcast stations 2 [26th of 89]
Television receivers 1,000 [183rd of 185]
Television standard > VHF SECAM K1    

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); hamcity.com; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; aggregates calculated for the Human Development Report Office by the World Bank; Tenlab May 2002

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Rwanda, Rwandese Republic, Republika y'u Rwanda

Internet
 
Country code .rw  
Hosts 2,363 [136th of 228]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 10.27 Mbps [113rd of 167]
    International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP) 5.93 Mbps per $1 trillion of [99th of 184]
Internet Service Providers 2 [169th of 229]
ISP 2 [14th of 162]
Livejournal users 61 [144th of 226]
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 30.13 $/month [58th of 180]
Secure Internet servers 1 [146th of 183]
TLD .rw  
Users 100,000 [125th of 190]


 

SOURCES
IANA: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Rwanda, Rwandese Republic, Republika y'u Rwanda


4) Tourist


Travel

Right Now
Rwanda offers a surprising variety of stunning sights
the low rolling green mountains in the center of the country have lent Rwanda the nickname “land of a thousand hills,” and roads radiating out from the capital of Kigali lead in just a few hours to widely differing experiences.
While most of what the international public knows of Rwanda is reflective of the country’s darker days, Rwanda has made significant progress and achieved a political and societal cohesion that required a great deal of work, effort, and heart. Come and explore “the land of a thousand hills,” and experience Rwanda’s fascinating culture, history, and scenery.


The Top 5
What to Do in Rwanda
1. Volcano National Park
Only in Rwanda can you combine two awesome activities
gorilla trekking and volcano exploration. Six volcanoes, located in the Virunga valley, are situated amid sites where the country’s famous mountain gorillas live and thrive.

2. Kigali
This vibrant commercial center, the country’s capital, offers plenty in the way of open-air markets, walking tours, and history-focused museums and memorials. Plan to spend at least two days exploring this rising metropolis.

3. Rwanda’s Lakes
Have a magnificent beach day and visit Lake Kivu, the largest freshwater lake in Rwanda. Enjoy water sports, local fun, and even a boat ride along the western shoreline via the towns of either Kibuye or Gisenyi.

4. Primate Tour
The forests of Rwanda provide plenty of opportunities for animal investigation. We highly recommend finding a guide to take you around, as maps are not always readily available or accurate.

5. National Museum
Showcasing important historical and cultural landmarks of the country, this museum, located in the southern town of Butare (now called “Huye”), also offers live traditional music.

When to Go
The weather in Rwanda is fairly stable all year long, with the exception of the upper slopes, which tend to be cooler. The temperature is usually around 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26.7 degrees Celsius) during the day and 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5 degrees Celsius) by night.
While the sun can be quite strong during Rwanda’s dry seasons due to high altitude, the rainy seasons (roughly April through May and October through December) offer some welcome and cool relief for those who do not mind waiting out a brief downpour every day or two. The best time for gorilla trekking is between July and September, when the land tends to be dryer.
For up-to-date city activities and exciting events, check out the Rwanda Tourism website.

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