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Republic of Burundi
  • Repuburika y’Uburundi  (Kirundi)
  • République du Burundi  (French)
Motto: 
  • "Ubumwe, Ibikorwa, Amajambere" (Kirundi)
  • "Unité, Travail, Progrès" (French)
  • "Union, Work, Progress" (English)
Anthem: Burundi Bwacu  (Kirundi)
Our Burundi
Burundi (orthographic projection).svg
Location Burundi AU Africa.svg
CapitalGitega (political) Bujumbura (economic)[a]
3°30′S 30°00′E / 3.500°S 30.000°E / -3.500; 30.000
Largest cityBujumbura[a]
Official languages
Ethnic groups
(2018[2])
Religion
(2015)[3]
Demonym(s)
GovernmentUnitary dominant-party presidential republic
• President
Évariste Ndayishimiye
Prosper Bazombanza
Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni
LegislatureParliament
Senate
National Assembly
Establishment history
1680-1966
• Part of German East Africa
1890-1916
• Part of Ruanda-Urundi
1916–1962
• Independence from Belgium
1 July 1962
• Republic
28 November 1966
28 February 2005
Area
• Total
27,834 km2 (10,747 sq mi)[5] (142nd)
• Water (%)
10[6]
Population
• 2020 estimate
11,865,821[7] (77th)
• 2008 census
8,053,574[5]
• Density
401.6/km2 (1,040.1/sq mi) (20th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$8.380 billion
• Per capita
$727[8]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$3.573 billion
• Per capita
$310[8]
Gini (2013)39.2[9]
medium
HDI (2019)Increase 0.433[10]
low · 185th
CurrencyBurundian franc (FBu) (BIF)
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+257
ISO 3166 codeBI
Internet TLD.bi

Burundi

Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge. It is bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and southeast, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Lake Tanganyika lies along its southwestern border. The capital cities are Gitega and Bujumbura, the latter of which is the country's largest city.