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Kigali

 

Kigali is the largest city in Rwanda, and also the capital city. Since it sits almost at the geographic centre of Rwanda’s 26,338 square kilometres, it’s the county’s business, cultural and transport hub. Jambojet will fly once daily (Flights to start on 25th November 2019) from its hub at JKIA, Nairobi, to Kigali International Airport. Book your flight today and discover the heart of Africa!

Overview
Rwanda is a landlocked country located in Central & Eastern Africa. To the north, it borders Uganda, South – Burundi, East – Tanzania, and West – DRC. It's home to over 12 million people, most of whom reside in the capital, Kigali.  

Rwanda is located within the African Great Lakes region. It is known for the scenic hills, and thus fondly referred to as Le Pays des Mille Collines, Land of a Thousand Hills. Despite being landlocked, it’s fertile and has about 1,600 square meters of water coverage. The climate is temperate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons each year.

The people of Rwanda are known as Banyarwanda, and the most widely spoken language is Kinyarwanda. English, Swahili and French are also spoken, although not as common. With over 12 million estimated population, in an area of about 26 thousand square meters, Rwanda is one of the most densely populated countries, ranking 14th in the world.

The population is mostly young, with over 80% of the living in the rural area. The capital of Kigali is the largest city, with a population of 745,261 people.

Rwanda has enjoyed political and economic stability since the genocide in 1994. The 2018 parliamentary elections saw 64% of the seats filled by women, making it one of the two countries with a female majority in parliament. Policy reforms from the early 2000s form Rwanda’s economic success story, and they aspire to reach Middle Income Country and High Income Status by 2035 and 2050, respectively.