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Republic of Burundi

  • Repubulika y’u Burundi  (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 languagesKirundi (national and official)
French (official)
English (official)
Ethnic groups
(2018[1])
Religion
(2015)[2]
Demonym(s)Burundian
GovernmentUnitary dominant-party presidential constitutional republic
• President
Évariste Ndayishimiye
Prosper Bazombanza
Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni
Emmanuel Gateretse [3]
LegislatureParliament
Senate
National Assembly
Establishment history
1680
1945–1962
• 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, which is also the largest city.