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  Rwanda New Zealand
Area 26,338 square kilometres 268,680 square kilometres
Population 7.95 million (July 1998 estimated) 3.79 million (June 1998)
Density 301 people per square kilometre 14 people per square kilometre
Rural population 95% subsistence farmers 14 % rural
Government Republic - presidential, multiparty Parliamentary democracy
Religion Christian, Indigenous beliefs, Other Christian, No religion, Other
Capital city Kigali Population approximately 600,000 Wellington Population 346,400 (1998)
People HutuTutsiTwa European/Pakeha, Maori, Pacific Islands, Other
Official languages

Kinyarwanda, French, English English, Maori
Currency Rwandan franc (RWF) NZ$1 = 170 RWF November 99 New Zealand dollar ($)
Life expectancy

40 years (1997) 77 years (1997)
Population below poverty line

51.2% (1993) Not measured
Under 5 mortality

170 per 1000 7 per 1000
People aged 15 and older who can read

Total 60.5% (1995) Total estimated 99% (1995)