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ID: 7001682
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7001682

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Rwanda (nation)  Rwanda (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 02 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -2.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 030 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 30.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Landlocked, but adjacent to Lac Kivu, mostly at altitude of over 5000 feet; Tutsi tribe invaded in 16th century, replacing Hutu rule and forming monarchy; formerly part of German East Africa, then of Belgian Ruanda-Urundi (Belgian East Africa); official languages are French and Rwanda, though Kiswahili is widely used in commerce.

Names:
Rwanda (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Rwanda (Spanish-P,U,N)
Rwanda (Rwanda-P,U,N)
Rwanda (French-P,U,N)
Republic of Rwanda (C,V,O,English,U,N)
Repubulika y'u Rwanda (C,V,O,Rwanda,U,N)
République du Rwanda (C,V,O,French,U,N)
République rwandaise (C,V,French,U,N)
República de Rwanda (C,O,Spanish,U,N)
Rwandese Republic (C,O)
Ruanda (C,O)  ............ German spelling was vernacular in 19th cen.
Руанда (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Руандийская Республика (C,O,Russian,U)
卢旺达 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
卢旺达共和国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
رواهدا (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً رواهدا (C,O,Arabic,U)
RWA (C,O,ISO3L)
RW (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO646 (C,O,ISO3N)
RW00 (C,O,FIPS)
Rwandan (C,O,English,U,A)
Rwandese (C,O,English,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Rwanda (nation)  ........  Rwanda (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence 1962
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
controlled region (H)  ............  German, late 19th-early 20th cen.; Belgian, 1919

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Kigali .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Rwanda, Kigali City) [1092479]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1962

Sources and Contributors:
Руанда..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
Руандийская Республика..........  [VP]
.........................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
卢旺达..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
卢旺达共和国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
رواهدا..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
جُهور ةً رواهدا..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
ISO646..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 19
República de Rwanda..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 22 July 2009
Republic of Rwanda..........  [VP]
...................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
République du Rwanda..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 22 July 2009
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
République rwandaise..........  [VP]
...................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 783
Repubulika y'u Rwanda..........  [VP]
......................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 688
......................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 702
......................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
Ruanda..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1038
RW..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 19
RW00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 73
RWA..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 770
Rwanda..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 549-550
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 93
.................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-83
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 76
Rwandan..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 31
Rwandese..........  [VP]
.................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-)
Rwandese Republic..........  [VP]
................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 770
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 688
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 702
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 549-550
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 19
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 770; 783
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 73
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 93
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-83
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 76
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 31
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1038
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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