Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley, where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge. One of the smallest countries on the African mainland, its capital city is Kigali.
Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is highly elevated, giving it the soubriquet “land of thousand hills”, with its geography dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the east, with numerous lakes throughout the country. The climate is temperate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons each year. Rwanda has a population of over 12.6 million living on 26,338 km2 (10,169 sq. mi) of land, and is the most densely populated mainland African country.
How Rwanda is Becoming a First World Country. Rwanda is witnessing a remarkable economic transformation and has become one of the most successful knowledge-based economies on the African continent. Its economic development and achievements and are often described as nothing short of miraculous and is often touted as the Rwandan Miracle. It has become the country to look out for in terms of investment opportunities, value for money and economic growth. So much so that it is said to be on the fast lane to becoming a first world country.