Rwanda By: Enrique santiago

This is the city of Kigali which is Rwandas capital

Location: Specific point on Earth or general location.

Rwanda is in East Africa

The capital is Kigali. 1.9706° S, 30.1044° E

Here we see some of the really poor areas of Kigali and some of the more wealthier areas of Kigali. On the top left we see one of the better areas in Kigali. On the top right we see the division between the wealthier and poorer areas. On the bottom left we see people carrying water through Kigali. On the bottom right we see some housing of Kigali.

Rwanda is located in East Africa.

Rwanda is located in East Africa. Here we see an East African elephant.

The Albertine Rift is the western branch of the East African Rift, covering parts of Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo , Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. It extends from the northern end of Lake Albert to the southern end of Lake Tanganyika.

Her is a photo on the largeness of the Albertine Rift.

Rwanda has a temperate tropical highland climate, plus lower temperatures that are typical for equatorial countries due to its high elevation. It's high altitude gives it a nice tropical highland climate. Rains seasons last from March to May.

On the very left we see one of the rainy days in Rwanda. In the middle we see we see some of the mountains which cool the climate down. On the right we see one of the hotter days in Rwanda.

Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Here we see Rwanda and the country's that border it.

Rwanda has many lakes including lake Buera, Cohoha, Kivu and Muhazi.

Here we see lake Vivu.

Place:Exact point with latitude and longitude.

Rwanda has things like gold, cassiterite, wolframite, methane , hydropower and arable land.

On the top left we see some arable land. On the top middle we see someone searching for gold. On the top right we see a hydropower. On the bottom left we see people looking for wolframite. On the bottom right see people searching for cassiterite.

Rwanda has cultural groups such as Banyarwanda, Banyamulenge, and Bafumbira.

On the left we see the Bandyarwanda. On the middle we see the banyamulenge. On the right we see the bafumbira.

Rwanda has religions such as Catholicism, Protestantism, seventh-day Adventist,Islam and atheism.

On the left we see a Catholic Church. In the middle we see Islam being practiced. On the right we see Christianity being practiced.

Holidays such as Independence Day (July 1), Liberation Day (July 4), National Heroe’s Day (February 1), Eid al Fitr (June 26) are celebrated.

On the left we see Rwandas Independence Day being celebrated. In the middle we see Eid al Fitr being celebrated by Muslims. On the right we see ancestors being remembered on national heroes day.

Presidential Republic (president is both head of the state and head of the government of a multi-party system.) Government exercise executive power. (Legislative power is vested by both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the senate and the chamber of deputies. Rwanda has a National Assembly that has 80 members. The biggest problem the government has faced is the refinement of more than 2 million refugees.)

Human-Environmental Interaction: way people change their environment and ways it changes them.

Coffee and tea nearly make up ⅘ of their total agriculture. Coffee beans, tea and barley for beer is grown in Rwanda.

On the left we see coffee beans being grown. In the middle we see barely for beer being grown. On the right we see tea being grown.

Agricultural jobs like farming,Rwanda has a large number of entrepreneurs and cottage industries and teachers.

On the left we see farmers. In the middle we see a Rwandan teacher. On the right we see a cottage worker.

Yes. African elephants, African golden cat and the Congo bay owl because of poaching.

On the top left we see the African golden cat. On the bottom left we see the African elephant which is usually poached for its tusks. On the right we see the Congo bay owl.

The growing population on the natural resources such as land, water, flora and fauna and other non-renewable resources. The government restricts access to certain forests to protect them and they encourage rural communities to practice reforestation.

Region: land that is defined by its common features and culture.

Rwanda has a 4 tier education. The first 6 years are spent sat Primary school. At primary school they learn French and English. Next there is middle education. Most kids aren't fortunate enough to have middle education. Middle education lasts for 3 years. They must learn 9 subjects and test over them and if they pass they can go to secondary education. Less than 13,000 students will have secondary education. They must learn 9 subjects again and test over the much like middle education. Last there is Tertiary education. 50,000 students try to enroll to this kind of education. They study and test for certificates, diplomas and degrees. It was established in 1963 and has 10 facilities including medicine, agriculture, arts, media & social sciences, applied sciences, law, science, economics & management, public health, and a school for foundation language skills.

On the left we see children going through Primary school. On the top right we see a wealthier school that uses computers to help teach the kids. On the bottom left we see kids in middle education.

Rwanda has 11.78 million people. The population density is about 459 people per square mile.

Rwanda’s area is 10,169 miles.

Rwanda has a GPD of 638.67 USD.

Rwandas life expectancy rate is Male: 60.9 years of age Female: 71.1 years of age.

The literacy rate is 68 percent.

Rwanda is located in the temperate climate range. Temperate: two rainy seasons (February to April, November to January): mild in mountains with frost and snow possible.

Movement: how information, people and products are transported.

Goods such as tea, coffee, coltan, cassiterite, iron, tin and animal hides are imported and exported in Rwanda.

On the top left we see men mining for colten. On the top right we see iron being welded. On the bottom left we see tin being mined. On the bottom right we see animal hides being turned into clothing.

The flag has blue, yellow and green stripes with a sun on the top right corner. The blue band represents peace. The yellow band symbolizes economic development. The green band symbolizes hope of prosperity. It was adopted in 1994 to avoid connotations of the genocide and was designed by Alphonse kirimobenecyo.

Here we see the Rwandan flag being risen for daily prayers.

The Kingdom of Rwanda conducted a decades-long process of military conquest and administrative consolidation that resulted in the kingdom coming to control most of what is now Rwanda. The colonial powers, Germany and Belgium, allied with the Rwandan court. A convergence of anti-colonial, and anti-Tutsi sentiment resulted in Belgium granting national independence in 1961.

They use modern technology such as cars, computers and televisions.

On the left we see a Rwandan man using a 3D printer. In the middle we see a Rwandan student using a computer for class. On the left we see a Rwandan news reporter.

Although some people have cars, most people use public transportation. For instance buses, taxis and trains, but a large majority of people walk. For communication people use new technology like computers and phones to communicate.

On the left we see people transporting by more modern means of transportation like cars. In the middle we see someone using a phone to communicate. On the right we see people walking to their destination.

Modern events: 1.) The United States on Wednesday accused Rwanda of trying to destabilise troubled Burundi by recruiting refugees for armed attacks on the government.The American concerns were raised in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by two senior diplomats, who cited reports from colleagues in the field that point to Rwandan involvement in the Burundi crisis."There are credible reports of recruitment of Burundian refugees out of camps in Rwanda to participate in armed attacks by Burundian armed opposition against the Burundian government," said Thomas Perriello, US envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa. 2.) On May 16th of 2016 a Swedish court convicted a 61-year-old man of taking part in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and sentenced him to life in prison. The case was noteworthy for being part of a transnational effort to hold people accountable for crimes against humanity, no matter where those crimes occurred.

On the top left we see Rwandan refugees. On the top right we see the Burundi crisis. On the bottom left we see a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide standing on the grave of the victims of the genocide. On the bottom right we see the remains of the genocide.

Travel brochure: 1.) Volcanoes: Located in North Eastern Rwanda the Volcanoes National Park is known to be one of the remaining strongholds of the Mountain Gorilla. The park gets its name from the five volcanoes that are located in the park.

2.)Kigali: The capital and the largest city in Rwanda, Kigali would remind you of a typically European town with clean streets and paved roads. The city was founded in 1907 under the German colonial rule but did not become the capital till the Rwandan independence in 1962.

3.)Virunga Mountains: The chain of volcanic mountains of Virunga is located towards the northern border of Rwanda and is known for its population of the mountain gorillas and the lush green surroundings of low montane forests.

4.)Huey/ Butare: The former colonial capital of Rwanda, Butare is located in the southern region of Rwanda. The city is characterized by colonial buildings, clean streets, churches, Museums and a plethora of terrace cafés and restaurants.

5.)Rwanda Lakes:Due to its location in the Great Lakes region of Africa, Rwanda is a natural paradise surrounded with many pristine and charming lakes and lake beaches. Five volcanic lakes lie on the border of Rwanda and Congo and are full of some great attractions.

On the top left we see the capital of Kigali at night. On the top right we see a Rwandan volcano. On the bottom left we see the Virguna mountains. On the bottom left we see a Rwandan lake.

Day in the life of: 1.) A day in Rwanda isn't usually known as being typical. Some describe it as a new adventure everyday.

2.) Not every teen in rwanda has the privilege of attending school. If one were to attend school they usually have to walk there. The walk could be up to two miles long.

3.) Some children have farm duties to do in the morning which causes them to have to wake up at around 5:30 in the morning. They may do things such as take care of chickens, water some vegetation or feed farm animals.

4.) Most children have no running water and no electricity. Some people have to boil water before they drink it. Some houses are made of mud with a metal roof over it. The floors are made of hard dirt. Some people have to bathe with a small tub of water and a bar of soap outside.

5.) Despite these conditions and the past of rwandas genocide, the people of Rwanda are known for being happy and joyful.

6.) Most schools require the children to wear school uniforms. The shoes they wear are foam and rubber imported from China.

7.) At school all of the children have to stand outside and pledge to their flag. The day really starts with the children cleaning the chalk boards.

8.) The teaching is very similar to ours. They learn things like math and English like us.

9.) At 12:15 school lets out for an hour so kids can go home and have lunch. In more privileged schools lunch will be provided.

10.) After school the kids had two things to they needed to accomplish: get water and collect fire wood. In many areas of Rwanda, running water is not available. Some people spend as much as three hours a day walking for water. Water is survival, and in Rwanda it’s carried mostly in 20 liter yellow jerry cans.The government has piped water into many areas. Their immediate goal is to have water access within a 2 kilometer walk for everyone. Their after school jobs manly would consist of chores around the house.

On the left we see a child boiling water and cooking breakfast. On the top right we see a kid washing himself before school. On the bottom left we see kids walking to school.
Created By
Enrique Santiago


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