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Rwanda - Total population

11,883,000
(persons)
in 2016

Population of Rwanda increased from 9.48 million persons in 2007 to 11.9 million persons in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.54 %.

Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.

Date Value Change, %
2016 11,883,000 2.35 %
2015 11,609,666 2.36 %
2014 11,341,544 2.38 %
2013 11,078,095 2.41 %
2012 10,817,350 2.47 %
2011 10,556,429 2.55 %
2010 10,293,669 2.68 %
2009 10,024,594 2.81 %
2008 9,750,314 2.84 %
2007 9,481,083 2.71 %
2006 9,231,041 2.47 %
2005 9,008,230