KigaliA vibrant city with skyscrapers and palm tree-lined streets.
Kigali is the capital and largest city of Rwanda. It is located in the centre of the country, on the banks of the river Kagera, and has a population of 1,073,000. The city has been the economic, cultural, and transport hub of Rwanda since it became capital of the country in 1962.
Kigali is an important commercial and financial centre in Africa. The city has hosted the African Union Summit in July 2007 and the World Economic Forum on Africa in May 2009. Kigali is also home to the country's only university, the University of Rwanda.
The city is home to a number of stadiums, including Amahoro National Stadium, home of the Rwanda national football team, and Kigali Stadium, home of the Rwanda national rugby team.