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Where is Rwanda?

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Rwanda Country Information:

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

Rwanda Bordering Countries:

Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Uganda

Rwanda Cities:

Butare, Byumba, Cyanggu, Gabiro, Gikongoro, Gisenyi, Goma, Kibungo, Kibuye, Kigali and Ruhengeri.

Rwanda Locations:

Akagera River, Lac Ihema, Lac Rweru, Lake Cyohoa Sud, Lake Kivu, Mwogo River, Nyabarongo River, Rusizi River and Virunga Mountains.

Rwanda Natural Resources:

Rwanda has a number of metallic minerals, including gold, cassiterite (a tin ore) and wolframite (a tungsten ore). Other important natural resources for this country are methane, hydropower and arable land.

Rwanda Natural Hazards:

Rwanda has natural hazards including some periodic droughts. In addition, the volcanic Virunga Mountains are in the northwest portion of the country, along the border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Rwanda Environmental Issues:

The country of Rwanda has environmental issues concerning the land. They include: deforestation, which results from the uncontrolled cutting of trees for fuel; overgrazing; soil erosion; soil exhaustion. There is also a problem with widespread poaching.
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