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The Republic of Rwanda is a small landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of east-central Africa, surrounded by Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania. The country has received significant international attention due to its 1994 genocide, in which between 800,000 and one million people were killed. This little country, somewhat smaller than the US state of Massachusetts or half the size of Scotland is situated close to the center of Africa, a few degrees south of the Equator. It is divided from the Democratic Republic of the Congo by Lake Kivu and the Ruzizi River valley to the west; it is surrounded on the north by Uganda, to the east by Tanzania, and to the south by Burundi. The capital, Kigali, is situated in the center of the country.

Rwanda’s countryside is enclosed by grasslands and little farms extending over rolling hills, with areas of rugged mountains that expand southeast from a chain of volcanoes in the northwest. The separate between the Congo and Nile drainage systems extends from north to south through western Rwanda at an average height of almost 9,000 feet.

The eastern slopes are more modest, with rolling hills extending across central high grounds at slowly reducing altitudes, to the plains, swamps, and lakes of the eastern boundary area. Therefore the country is also fondly known as "Land of a Thousand Hills". In 2006, a British-led exploration announced that they had located the longest headstream of the River Nile in Nyungwe Forest.

The major form of public transport in the country is share taxi, with express routes connecting the main cities and local services serving most villages along the major roads of the country. Coach services are available to various destinations in neighboring countries.

Livestock are raised throughout the country, with animal husbandry contributing around 8.8% of GDP in 2006. Animals raised in Rwanda include cows, goats, sheep, pigs, chicken and rabbits, with geographical variation in the numbers of each.

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