- Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda and has been around since 1907, initially serving as a small colonial outpost.
- Kigali City is divided into three districts – Gasabo, Kicukiro and Nyarugenge – and is inhabited by one million people.
- Kigali is 70% urban with a population that is relatively young – the youth make up about 60% and women make slightly more than 50%.
- Kigali City is among the safest and friendliest of African capitals, conveniently located within three hours’ drive of the main tourist sites.
- Located in Gisozi, Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre is the burial site for around 250,000 victims of the 1994 genocide perpetrated against Tutsi, and comprises of a main historical exhibition, a Children’s Memorial exhibition and an exhibition on comparative genocide called Wasted Lives.
Places of Worship
- Catholics (St. Michel, St. Paul, St. Famille all in Kiyovu).
- Protestants (EER Biryogo in Kiyovu and EAR Remera).
- Born-again Christians (Zion temple in Gatenga, Christian Life Assembly CLA in Nyarutarama, Miracle Centre Remera, Women Foundation Ministries in Kimihurura, Apostle Church Kabeza and Healing Centre in Remera).
- Pentecostal (BETHEL Remera).
- Alfat’ha and Alhidaya in Nyamirambo
- Madina in the city centre
- Qud’s in Kacyiru and Remera Mosques