A Few Facts About Rwanda

Courtesy of the CIA World Factbook

From the CIA World Factbook (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/rw.html):

  • Languages Spoken: Kinyarwanda (official, universal Bantu vernacular), French (official), English (official), Kiswahili (Swahili, used in commercial centers)
  • Major Religions: Roman Catholic 56.5%, Protestant 26%, Adventist 11.1%, Muslim 4.6%, indigenous beliefs 0.1%, none 1.7% (2001)
  • Life Expectancy: About 60 years old
  • 71.1% of the population over 15 can read/write
  • Rwanda is the most densely populated country in Africa
  • Over 90% of the population is involved in subsistence or cash crop agriculture
  • Tourism, minerals, tea and coffee are the main sources for foreign exchange

Information about the American Embassy in Kigali and Travel Warnings:



3 Responses to “Wait, Where are You?”

  1. Lyla Kirsch Says:

    Oh ! Our dear Katie, we enjoy so all your information, posts, ect. when Luke traveled Semester at Sea, we were not able to send packages either, but, we are going to try…….he also did not receive 2 out of 6 letters………so, guess email is the way to go. We are getting packed up here in Telluride to move down to Scottsdale for the winter, hope for one more trip to Lake Powell first. The Aspen trees are all a bright yellow and some orange, will you have trees that turn color in Kibungo? Do they have any winter ? Nick tries to check the weather over where you are and there is not much……
    Hopefully Mark gets your blog, so he can give Grandma your address, as she loves to write! Love you! Lyla

    • Kibungo is very temperate and fresh. It can very chilly in the mountains in the East but generally Kibungo is probably in the 60’s at night and 70’s or 80’s during the day. They have rainy seasons and dry seasons. This month is the beginning of the short rainy season.

      Email is great too! I won’t be moving around, so hopefully I will have better luck with letters. Would you mind passing the address to Grandma? I don’t know how to get the address to her. Have a happy move to Scottsdale!

  2. institutanca Says:

    What a Passionated Young Girl !! This is wonderful to share with people so open to the whole world , with Curious people as you are , with you who are so concerned not only by what your community offered to you , having at heart to go out of your comfort zone !!! Thank you to be and thank you to visit my blog !!! It is with an Imense interest That I am reading your !!! Great to meet people as you and great example for the young generation !! Thinking that I must share some of your posts in FB where .. I am so often Dissapointed by so many limited only to their friends circles !! Amazing to discover here people with Passions and multiple interests !!! Blessings !!! ❤❤❤

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