Burundi

COUNTRY FLAG

COAT OF ARMS

flag_burundi coatofarms_burundi

 

LOCATION MAP

AREA MAP

locationmap_burundi areamap_burundi

INFORMATION

Capital: BujumburaGovernment: Presidential Republic

Current President: Pierre Nkurunziza

Economy:

  • Predominately agricultural.
  • Agriculture accounts for just over 30% of GDP and employs more than 90% of the population.
  • Primary exports are coffee and tea.

Population: 11,178,921 (2015)

Land Size: 27,834 sq km (10,747 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Hutu: 85%
  • Tutsi: 14%
  • Twa: 1%
Religions:

  • Christian: 67% (Roman Catholic: 62%, Protestant: 5%)
  • Indigenous beliefs: 23%
  • Muslim: 10%

Language(s):

  • Kirundi (official)
  • French (official)
  • Swahili (along Lake Tanganyika and in the Bujumbura area)

Links:

RECENT NEWS

  • Wed - May 24, 2017: The Quiet Impact of Magufuli in Burundi - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The long wait for the big news - the anticipated breakthrough perhaps - on the divisive trade deal between the East African Community (EAC) and the European Union (EU) didn't end with the expected on Saturday.
  • Wed - May 24, 2017: DW Correspondent Freed in Burundi - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [Deutsche Welle] Antediteste Niragiri has been released from Burundian police custody. The DW correspondent had been handed over by authorities after spending several days jailed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Wed - May 24, 2017: Instability, Abuse Force Thousands to Flee - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [VOA] The United Nations refugee agency reports thousands of Burundians are fleeing instability and abuse in their country as funding to support growing numbers of refugees dries up.
  • Wed - May 24, 2017: With Funding 'Down to a Trickle,' UN Agency Renews Warning Over Burundi Refugees - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [UN News] The United Nations refugee agency has increased its funding appeal by $36 million to support Burundians fleeing their homes in what could become the third-largest refugee crisis in Africa.
  • Wed - May 24, 2017: How Burundi Crisis Has Hit Kenya's Trade Ambitions - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [Nation] Kenya's hopes of having neighbours sign the much-needed economic partnership agreement with the European Union (EU) now depends on how soon the bloc will lift sanctions on Burundi.