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    Rwanda Geography 1995

      Location: Central Africa, between Tanzania and Zaire

      Map references: Africa, Standard Time Zones of the World

      total area: 26,340 sq km
      land area: 24,950 sq km
      comparative area: slightly smaller than Maryland

      Land boundaries: total 893 km, Burundi 290 km, Tanzania 217 km, Uganda 169 km, Zaire 217 km

      Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)

      Maritime claims: none; landlocked

      International disputes: none

      Climate: temperate; two rainy seasons (February to April, November to January); mild in mountains with frost and snow possible

      Terrain: mostly grassy uplands and hills; mountains in west

      Natural resources: gold, cassiterite (tin ore), wolframite (tungsten ore), natural gas, hydropower

      Land use:
      arable land: 29%
      permanent crops: 11%
      meadows and pastures: 18%
      forest and woodland: 10%
      other: 32%

      Irrigated land: 40 sq km (1989 est.)

      current issues: deforestation; overgrazing; soil exhaustion; soil erosion
      natural hazards: periodic droughts
      international agreements: party to - Endangered Species, Nuclear Test Ban; signed, but not ratified - Biodiversity, Climate Change, Law of the Sea

      Note: landlocked; predominantly rural population

      NOTE: The information regarding Rwanda on this page is re-published from the 1995 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Rwanda Geography 1995 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Rwanda Geography 1995 should be addressed to the CIA.

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