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Burundi

Official English Name: Republic of Burundi

Official Local Name(s): Republika y’Uburundi (Kirundi), République du Burundi (French)

Common English Name: Burundi

Capital: Bujumbura

REGION
Central Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Rwanda (North)
Tanzania (South and East)
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Northwest)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
None (Landlocked)
TOTAL AREA
27,830 km2 (92.3% land, 7.7% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
1,140 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
0 km (Landlocked)
CLIMATE
Equitorial
TERRAIN
Hilly and mountainous
Eastern plateau
Some plains
HIGHEST POINT
Heha (2,670 m)
LOWEST POINT
Lake Tanganyika (772 m)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Nickel
Uranium
Rare earth oxides
Peat
Cobalt
Copper
Platinum
Vanadium
Arable land
Hydropower
Niobium
Tantalum
Gold
Tin
Tungsten
Kaolin
Limestone
NATURAL DISASTERS
Droughts
Floods
Landslides
DEMONYM
Burundian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Hutu (85%)
Tutsi (14%)
Twa (1%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Kirundi
French
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Swahili
English
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Roman Catholic (62.1%)
Protestant (23.9%)
Muslim (2.5%)
POPULATION
11,099,298
LARGEST CITY
Bujumbura (751,000)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President Pierre Nkurunziza
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
17 Provinces
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
1 July 1962 (from Belgium)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Lion
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Burundi Bwacu
GDP PER CAPITA
$800 (USD)
CURRENCY
FBu (Burundi franc)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = FBu1677.71
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.bi
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+257

Beer is a very popular drink in Burundi and is drunk at almost every special occasion, especially urwarwa (banana beer).

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/by.html (Majority of information)

http://data.un.org/CountryProfile.aspx?crName=burundi (Bujumbura population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 28 October 2016