It was founded in 1907 as a German colony, and became the national capital after Rwanda gained its independence in 1962.
Today, Kigali is known for its brightly colored colonial buildings and houses, rolling hillsides, role in Rwandan history, and as the seat of Rwandan government and politics.
People Born in Kigali
Kigali in People's Lives
Natalie Portman: I traveled here in 2007 with Jack Hanna to film a nature documentary on gorillas.