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Kigali

(kēgä`lē), city (1997 pop. 330,000), central Rwanda, capital of Rwanda. It is the country's main administrative and economic center. The city has an international airport and road access to all of the country's borders. Iron ore (cassiterite) is mined nearby, and the city built a smelting plant in the 1980s. Founded in 1907 under German colonial rule, Kigali was made the capital when Rwanda gained independence in 1962. In 1994 it was the scene of the slaughter of thousands of Tutsis by Hutu gangs and the Rwandan army, and of fierce fighting between the army and Tutsi-dominated rebel forces.
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Kigali

 

a city in Rwanda; the country’s capital since July 1, 1962. It has an equatorial climate with monsoons, with a dry season from June to August. The average monthly temperature is 20°-21°C; annual precipitation is 1,000 mm. Population, 26,000 (1968). Kigali is connected by highway with Bujumbura in Burundi. It is a commercial center (coffee, untanned hides, and livestock). Industries include the treatment of hides and the manufacture of footwear, clothing, earthenware, and household utensils; there is also a blanket factory. Coffee plantations, tin mines, and an international airport are located near Kigali.

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Kigali

the capital of Rwanda, in the central part. Pop.: 782 000 (2005 est.)
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