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Updated: Sep 18, 2022

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Country Name

Rwanda, formerly Ruanda, or officially the Republic of Rwanda.


Rwanda is located in Central Africa. Rwanda is a landlocked country bordered by Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, Burundi to the south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.



The reason for naming the country

The Belgians and Germans referred to the territory as "Rwanda." Rwanda translates as "the land of a thousand hills." And it was given that name because of the vast number of hills in it.

Due to its "republican" type of governance, it was officially named "the Republic of Rwanda" after winning independence in 1962 AD.


Rwanda's flag was adopted on October 25, 2001, and it consists of three uneven horizontal bands of blue, yellow, and green. A yellow sun appears in the upper right corner of the blue stripes; the blue color indicates peace and happiness, the yellow color represents economic progress, the green color reflects the country's wealth and natural resources, and the yellow sun represents enlightenment.

Because the old flag was similar to the flag of Guinea, Rwanda was compelled to add the capital letter R to its flag.