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Rwanda (-1.96466 30.06444)

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Name: Rwanda topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: -2.83976 28.86175 -1.04741 30.89907
Minimum elevation: 786 m
Maximum elevation: 4,367 m
Average elevation: 1,572 m

Rwanda

Mountains dominate central and western Rwanda and the country is sometimes called "Pays des mille collines" in French ("Land of a thousand hills"). They are part of the Albertine Rift Mountains that flank the Albertine branch of the East African Rift, which runs from north to south along Rwanda's western border. The highest peaks are found in the Virunga volcano chain in the northwest; this includes Mount Karisimbi, Rwanda's highest point, at 4,507 metres (14,787 ft). This western section of the country lies within the Albertine Rift montane forests ecoregion. It has an elevation of 1,500 to 2,500 metres (4,921 to 8,202 ft). The centre of the country is predominantly rolling hills, while the eastern border region consists of savanna, plains and swamps.

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