Flag of Rwanda

Flag of Rwanda

The flag of Rwanda is composed of three unequal horizontal stripes in blue, yellow and green colors. In the upper right corner of the flag, untraditionally positioned yellow sun is placed. The flag has been adopted in 2002 as a reminder of the genocide that took place in the last century and during which more than million members of tribe Tutsi was brutally murdered. The blue color on the flag designed by Rwandan artist Alphons Kirimobenecy represents peace, yellow color symbolizes hope for better tomorrows and the green color expresses prosperity of the country and its natural resources. The previous flag was originally identical with the flag of Guinea, thus Rwanda had been forced to add a capital letter R on its flag.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Burundi Burundi Bujumbura 10,163,000 27,834 km2
Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo The Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa 67,514,000 2,344,860 km2
Flag of Tanzania Tanzania Dodoma 44,928,923 945,087 km2
Flag of Uganda Uganda Kampala 35,357,000 241,038 km2

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Main information

Country
Rwanda
Capital city
Kigali
Population
10,537,222 (2012)
Total area
26,338 km2
Formation
1. 7. 1962
Highest point
Mount Karisimbi (4,519 m)
GDP
$ 1,441 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
rwandan franc (RWF)
Code
RW (RWA)
Calling code
+250
Internet TLD
.rw

Country is member of

By continents
Africa

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Rwanda (Kigali)
English
Rwanda (Kigali)
German
Ruanda (Kigali)
French
Rwanda (Kigali)
Italian
Ruanda (Kigali)
Spanish
Ruanda (Kigali)
Russian
Руанда (Кигали)
Slovak
Rwanda (Kigali)
Polish
Rwanda (Kigali)
Portuguese
Ruanda (Kigali)
Chinese
卢旺达 (基加利)
Japanese
ルワンダ (キガリ)
Turkish
Ruanda (Kigali)
Norwegian
Rwanda (Kigali)
Swedish
Rwanda (Kigali)
Hungarian
Ruanda (Kigali)
Dutch
Rwanda (Kigali)
Danish
Rwanda (Kigali)
Finnish
Ruanda (Kigali)
Hebrew
רואנדה (קיגאלי)

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