Independent republic in Central Africa


Capital: Kigali


Cyangugu, Gisenyi, Kibuye


12.3 million

International Country Code



French, Kinyarwanda, English, Kiswahili (Swahili)

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

230V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 250


2 hours ahead of GMT.

Public Holidays

DateHoliday NameObservance
01 Jan 2020New Year's Day
02 Jan 2020New Year Holiday
01 Feb 2020National Heroes' Day
03 Feb 2020National Heroes Holiday
07 Apr 2020Tutsi Genocide Memorial Day
10 Apr 2020Good FridayEaster
13 Apr 2020Easter MondayEaster
01 May 2020Labour Day
24 May 2020Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)Muslim
25 May 2020Eid-al-Fitr HolidayMuslim
01 Jul 2020Independence Day
04 Jul 2020Liberation Day
06 Jul 2020Liberation Day Holiday
31 Jul 2020Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)Muslim
07 Aug 2020Umuganura (Harvest Thanksgiving)
15 Aug 2020Assumption Day
17 Aug 2020Assumption Day Holiday
25 Dec 2020Christmas Day
26 Dec 2020Boxing Day
28 Dec 2020Boxing Day Holiday


Bills of Lading

No regulations. Bills of lading may be made out “to order”.

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