Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Rwanda

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For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Rwanda - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

250

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

RWA

Internet country code

RW

GRC Country Code

RWA

Rwanda - Languages

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The official languages are French External, English External and Kinyarwanda External (spoken by 98.3% of the population). There are a small number of Hima-speakers.

Rwanda - Example address format

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Any address written in a non-native language will be written in French or, increasingly, English. Deliveries are made only to post office boxes (Boîte Postale, or BP).

Though postal deliveries are only to mailing addresses, street addresses will be found for the use of couriers, visitors etc. As not all streets are named, these may often be descriptive and unstructured. Examples:

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A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Rwanda - Post office box

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This is written as Boîte Postale, or BP.

Rwanda - Postal codes

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Rwanda has no postal code system.

Rwanda - Postal code format

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Rwanda - Postal code specifics

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Rwanda - Postal code regular expression

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Rwanda - Postal code level of coverage

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Place names in Rwanda

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Refer to Exonyms in Rwanda for full lists of place names in Rwanda in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External

Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Rwanda - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

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Rwanda has 4 provinces External (provinces in French and prefigintara in Kinyarwanda) and a town council (shown in the list below with an asterisk):

    Est External
    Kigale-Ville External *
    Nord External
    Ouest External
    Sud External

Telephone numbers in Rwanda

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Rwandan telephone numbers have no area code. All numbers (when called from abroad) have a length of 8 or 9 digits. The leading 0 needs to be dialled after the country code. Mobile numbers begin with 72, 75 or 78.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External

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