Ruanda-Urundi

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Ruanda-Urundi
1922–1962
Coat of arms of Ruanda-Urundi
Coat of arms
StatusMandate of Belgium
CapitalUsumbura
Common languagesFrench, Dutch
Religion
Roman Catholicism
History 
• Established
November 1 1922
• Independence
July 1 1962
CurrencyBelgian Congo franc
Preceded by
Succeeded by
German East Africa
Kingdom of Burundi
Kingdom of Rwanda

Ruanda-Urundi was a part of German East Africa. Belgian troops invaded during World War I. The military occupation lasted from 1916 to 1924 when the territory came under Belgian rule. In 1964 it became the independent states of Rwanda and Burundi.


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