Facts & Figures

Country: Republic of Rwanda

Population: 10.9 million (UN, 2011 estimate)

Capital: Kigali

Area: 26,338 sq km (10,169 sq miles)

Main languages: Kinyarwanda, French, English (official languages), Swahili

Main religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs

Life expectancy: 60 (WHO, 2011)

Literacy rate: Adult [15+] 71%, Youth [15-24] 77% (UNESCO, 2010)

Urban population (% of total): 19.4% (UN, 2012)

Population under 18 years: 5.4 million (UNICEF, 2011)

Child mortality: 54 children in every 1,000 likely to die before five years (WHO, 2011)

Child nutrition: 11.7% of children below five years underweight (WHO, 2012)

Number of children (0-17) who have lost one/both parents: 660,000 (UNICEF, 2011)