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is a country in central and eastern Africa with a population of approximately 11.4 million (2011). Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. All of Rwanda is at high elevation, with a geography dominated by mountains in the west, savanna in the east, and numerous lakes throughout the country. The climate is temperate, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons every year. The population is young and predominantly rural, with a density among the highest in Africa. Rwandans form three groups: the Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa. The Twa are a pygmy people who descend from Rwanda's earliest inhabitants, but scholars disagree on the origins of and differences between the Hutu and Tutsi; some believe that they are derived from former social castes, while others view them as being races or tribes. Christianity is the largest religion in the country, and the principal language is Kinyarwanda, which is spoken by most Rwandans. Rwanda has a presidential system of government. The President is Paul Kagame of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF). Rwanda has low corruption compared with neighbouring countries, but human rights organisations allege suppression of opposition groups, intimidation, and restrictions on freedom of speech. Hunter gatherers settled the territory in the stone and iron ages, followed later by Bantu settlers. The population coalesced, first into clans and then into kingdoms. The Kingdom of Rwanda dominated from the mid-eighteenth century, with the Tutsi Kings conquering others militarily, centralising power, and later enacting anti-Hutu policies. Germany colonised Rwanda in 1884, followed by Belgium, which invaded in 1916 during World War I. Both European nations ruled through the Kings and perpetuated pro-Tutsi policy. The Hutu population revolted in 1959, massacring a large number of Tutsi and ultimately establishing an independent Hutu-dominated state in 1962. The Tutsi-led Rwandan Patriotic Front launched a civil war in 1990, which was followed by the 1994 Genocide, in which Hutu extremists killed an estimated 500,000 to 1 million Tutsi and moderate Hutu. The RPF ended the genocide with a military victory. Rwanda's economy suffered heavily during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, but has since strengthened. The economy is based mostly on subsistence agriculture. Coffee and tea are the major cash crops for export. Tourism is a fast-growing sector and is now the country's leading foreign exchange earner, the most popular activity being the tracking of mountain gorillas. Music and dance are an integral part of Rwandan culture, particularly drums and the highly choreographed Intore dance. Traditional arts and crafts are produced throughout the country, including imigongo, a unique cow dung art.

Capital KIGALI
Currency Franco ruandese (FRW)
Country code 00250
Spoken languages ​​ French and local dialects
Passport

necessary. For any changes to this rule, we recommend that you inquire beforehand at the Embassy or Consulate of the country present in Italy or at your travel agent.

Health

Kigali primary health care is generally satisfactory; the rest of the country, however, is very limited. For a certain complexity is recommended on air transport, Johannesburg or Nairobi in Europe. In Nairobi, there is a fully equipped facility for 24 hours on 24 intervene in health emergencies: "FLYING DOCTORS": Tel: + 254.20.315.454, + 254.20.600.090/5. Phone: + 254.733.628.422, + 254.733.639.088 (available 24 hours a day). We recommend, however, to conclude, before embarking on your trip, health insurance to include, in addition to the coverage of medical expenses, even if air emergency medical repatriation or transfer in any other country. Endemic diseases are as follows: malaria (also clorochino-resistant) Tb, Aids, as bilharzia, bacillary dysentery, meningitis. Warnings We recommend that you: -medical opinion, the vaccine against yellow fever and prophylaxis; -not to bathe in rivers and Lakes; -wash and sterilize vegetables with products such as amuchina, steridrolo or similar.

Telephony

the mobile operators MTN Rwandacell are (which has active roaming with MTN Uganda) and Rcells.

Climate

The climate is humid with highs from 12 to 33 degrees. Nighttime thermal excursions, around 10 degrees. The rainy season runs from mid-March to mid-May and mid-October to mid-December.

Viability

Driving Licence: Italiana. Insurance: Rc border. Documents for temporary importation: Recommended the "carnet customs passage" for vehicles imported temporarily. Links with Europe by air with a stopover, everyday. Inland Transport: good.

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