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Flag of Rwanda

Use: National flag
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: 25 October 2001
Design: A horizontal tricolour of blue (double width), yellow and green; charged with a sun-yellow sun in the upper-fly side corner
Designed by: Alphonse Kirimobenecyo
The flag of Rwanda was adopted on October 25, 2001.

The flag has four colours: blue, green, yellow, and gold. The blue band represents happiness and peace, the yellow band symbolizes economic development, and the green band symbolizes the hope of prosperity. The gold sun represents enlightenment.

The new flag represents national unity, respect for work, heroism, and confidence in the future. It was adopted to avoid connotations to the 1994 genocide. The flag was designed by Alphonse Kirimobenecyo.

When hung vertically, the flag should be displayed as the horizontal version rotated clockwise 90 degrees.

Republic of Rwanda

Repubulika y'u Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)
République du Rwanda (French)
Jamhuri ya Rwanda (Swahili)
The flag of Rwanda: blue, yellow and green stripes with a yellow sun in top right corner
The seal of Rwanda: central tribal devices, surmounted on a cog wheel and encircled by a square knot
Motto: "Ubumwe, Umurimo, Gukunda Igihugu"
"Unity, Work, Patriotism"
Anthem: "Rwanda nziza"
(English: "Beautiful Rwanda")
Location of Rwanda (dark blue) – in Africa (light blue & dark grey) – in the African Union (light blue)
Location of Rwanda (dark blue)

– in Africa (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union (light blue)

Location of Rwanda
and largest city
1°56.633′S 30°3.567′E / 1.943883°S 30.059450°E / -1.943883; 30.059450
Official languages
  • English
  • French
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Swahili
  • Rwandan
Government Unitary dominant-party presidential republic
• President
Paul Kagame
• Prime Minister
Édouard Ngirente
Legislature Parliament
• Upper house
• Lower house
Chamber of Deputies
from Belgium
• Independence
1 July 1962
• Current constitution
26 May 2003
• Total
26,338 km2 (10,169 sq mi) (144th)
• Water (%)
• 2015 estimate
11,262,564 (76th)
• 2012 census
• Density
445/km2 (1,152.5/sq mi) (29th)
GDP (PPP) 2019 estimate
• Total
$30.068 billion
• Per capita
GDP (nominal) 2019 estimate
• Total
$10.211 billion
• Per capita
Gini (2013) 45.1
HDI (2017) Increase 0.524
low · 158th
Currency Rwandan franc (RWF)
Time zone UTC+2 (CAT)
Driving side right
Calling code +250
ISO 3166 code RW
Internet TLD .rw
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