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This week we are going to provide you with 5 fun facts about Rwanda one of only 3 countries where you can see Mountain Gorillas.


  1. Rwanda is one of the smallest nations in the world. It is roughly the size of Vermont. The big difference is that Vermont has a population of about 600,000 whereas Rwanda has a population of 10 million making it one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
  2. Rwanda’s parliament has more female members than any other parliament in the world. 56% of parliamentarians are women with Sweden being a distant second with 45%.
  3. Rwanda does not allow plastic bags. In fact if you land in Rwanda with a plastic bag it will be confiscated.
  4. Flip-flop sandals are banned in Rwanda. They were banned in an effort to combat jiggers.
  5. Rwanda is one of the cleanest countries in Africa and maybe the world. Why? Rwanda has a community cleaning day on the last Saturday of the month where everyone contributes to cleaning up their neighborhood.

Do you know any other fun facts about Rwanda?