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Rwanda Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 7,749   Population 2000 (UN '000) 7,609
Area (km2) 24,349   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 13
Number of Administrative Units 142   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 55
Number of Urban Extents 16   Number of Settlement Points 16

Rwanda Details

Continent Africa
Country Name Rwanda
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Prefecture
Level2 Type Commune
Number of Units 142
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 55
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 1991
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 6,891
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 5,071
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 7,749
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 6,766
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 4,979
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 7,609
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 24,349
Average Input Resolution (km) 13
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 16
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 424,964
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 5,592
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 61,465
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 16
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 120
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 8
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 33
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 523
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 373,649
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,469
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 56,519
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 904,303
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 2%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 11%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 6%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 4
Regression-estimated Extents 12
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
1990 population estimates are based on the 1991 census and earlier census information. Republique Rwandaise (1991), Recensement General de la Population et de l''Habitat Au 15 Aout 1991, Resultats Provisoires, Service National de Recensement, Kigali.
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
The boundary data set was produced by the Department of Geography at Michigan State University (Michigan State University (undated), Rwanda District Level Administrative Unit GIS Coverage Department of Geography, East Lansing.) for the UNEP/GRID-WRI-NCGIA Africa Population Database:
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
AFCities, Data provided by Uwe Deichman at the World Bank; World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
AFCities, NIMA, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Kigali; administrative centres of prefectures and important agglomerations and their surroundings.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Population data were extrapolated to target years using growth rates derived from United Nations national level estimates and projections.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes: