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Official Name: Republic of Rwanda
Climate: Temperate
Population: 8,154,933 (1999)
Capital: Kigali
Language(s): Principal indigenous languages: Kinyarwanda, Kiswahili.
Languages of colonial powers: French
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 65%, Protestant 9%, Muslim 1%, indigenous beliefs and other 25%
Exports: $62.3 million (1996 est.), coffee 74%, tea, cassiterite, wolframite, pyrethrum (1995)
Imports: $202.4 million (1996 est.), foodstuffs 35%, machines and equipment, capital goods, steel, petroleum products, cement and construction material (1995)