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    Rwanda Geography - 1991

      Total area: 26,340 km2
      land area: 24,950 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than Maryland

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

      Coastline: none--landlocked

      Maritime claims: none--landlocked

      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%; includes irrigated NEGL%

      Environment: deforestation; overgrazing; soil exhaustion; soil erosion; periodic droughts

      Note: landlocked

      NOTE: The information regarding Rwanda on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Rwanda Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Rwanda Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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