IndexMundi Home
Flag of Burundi

Burundi

Factbook > Countries

Introduction

Geography

Demographics

Government

Economy

Energy

Telecommunications

Transportation

Military

Transnational Issues

Environment

Health

Republic of Burundi
  • Republika y'Uburundi  (Kirundi)
  • République du Burundi  (French)
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: 
  • "Ubumwe, Ibikorwa, Amajambere" (Kirundi)
  • "Unité, Travail, Progrès" (French)
  • "Unity, Work, Progress" [a]
Anthem: Burundi bwacu
Our Burundi
Location of  Burundi  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Burundi  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Capital
and largest city
Bujumbura
3°30′S30°00′E / 3.500°S 30.000°E / -3.500; 30.000
Vehicular languages
Ethnic groups
  • 85% Hutu
  • 14% Tutsi
  •   1% Twa
  • ~3,000 Europeans
  • ~2,000 South Asians
DemonymBurundian
GovernmentPresidentialrepublic
 - PresidentPierre Nkurunziza[1]
 - Former President
 - 1st Vice PresidentTerence Sinunguruza
LegislatureParliament
 - Upper houseSenate
 - Lower houseNational Assembly
Status
 - 1945–1962 
 - Independence from Belgium1 July 1962 
 - Republic1 July 1966 
Area
 - Total27,834 km2 (145th)
10,745 sq mi
 - Water (%)7.8
Population
 - 2014 estimate10,395,931 [2] (86th)
 - 2008 census8,053,574[3]
 - Density314/km2 (45th)
814/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
 - Total$8.378 billion[4]
 - Per capita$910[4]
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
 - Total$3.094 billion[4]
 - Per capita$336[4]
Gini (2006)33[5]
medium
HDI (2013)Steady 0.389[6]
low ·180th
CurrencyBurundian franc (FBu) (BIF)
Time zoneCAT(UTC+2)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Drives on theright
Calling code+257
ISO 3166 codeBI
Internet TLD.bi
a."Ganza Sabwa" before 1966.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


Home | About | Search | Site Map | Blog | Discussion Forums