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Rwanda Population 2023

Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley, where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge. One of the smallest countries on the African mainland, &  Located a few degrees south of the Equator, and is the most densely populated mainland African country.

As per the UN World Population Prospects report,  the population of Rwanda  in 2023 is 14,094,683 (1.4 Crore)

Estimated Population of  Rwanda in 2023  – 14 million

Rwanda  2023 Population
Total Population14,094,683
Global Rank76
Land Area 24,668 sq.km (9,524 sq. mi)
Area Rank144
Pop. Density525 people/sq. km
Capital CityKigali

Source: UN World Population Prospects report

Fertility Rate* 4.10
Infant mortality rate ** 22.6
Median Age  20 Years
Life Expectancy 70 years
Urban Population 17.6 %

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Rwanda

Christianity is the majority religion in Rwanda and its followed by 93.9% of the population.  Among Christians, Protestants churches have the largest adherents followed by the Roman Catholics, African Churches, and other small Christian groups.

Islam at 2.1% is the second largest religion and 3% of the population doesn’t follow any religion. Other religion is followed by 1% of the population and includes Hinduism, Buddhism, and Baháʼí Faith.

Religion percentage in Rwanda 

  • Christianity – 93.9%
  • No religion – 3%
  • Islam – 2.1%
  • Other 1%

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Top Cities in Rwanda by Population

#CityPopulation 2012
1Kigali859,332
2Gisenyi136,830
3Ruhengeri59,333
4Butare50,220
5Muhanga49,038
6Byumba34,544
7Cyangugu27,416
8Nyanza25,417
9Bugarama24,679
10Kayonza21,482
11Rwamagana18,009
12Nyamata17,076
13Ruhango17,051
14Gikongoro16,695
15Nyagatare14,320
16Busogo12,460
17Kibuye12,325
18Kibungo11,537
19Rubengera10,431
Population of Rwanda 2024 | Religion in Rwanda