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Republic of Burundi
  • Republika y'Uburundi  (Kirundi)
  • République du Burundi  (French)
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: 
  • "Ubumwe, Ibikorwa, Amajambere" (Kirundi)
  • "Unité, Travail, Progrès" (French)
Anthem: Burundi Bwacu  (Kirundi)
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
Official languages
Ethnic groups
  • 85% Hutu
  • 14% Tutsi
  •   1% Twa
  • ~3,000 Europeans
  • ~2,000 South Asians
DemonymBurundian
GovernmentPresidentialrepublic
 • PresidentPierre Nkurunziza[1]
 • 1st Vice PresidentGaston Sindimwo
 • 2nd Vice PresidentJoseph Butore
LegislatureParliament
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseNational Assembly
Status
 • 1945–1962 
 • Independence from Belgium1 July 1962 
 • Republic1 July 1966 
 • Constitution of Burundi28 February 2005 
Area
 • Total27,834 km2[2]
10,747 sq mi
 • Water (%)10[3]
Population
 • 2015 estimate11,178,921[4]
 • 2008 census8,053,574[2]
 • Density401.6/km2
1,040.1/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$8.055 billion[5]
 • Per capita$834[5]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$2.772 billion[5]
 • Per capita$287[5]
Gini (2006)33[6]
medium
HDI (2014)Increase 0.400[7]
low ·184th
CurrencyBurundian franc (FBu) (BIF)
Time zoneCAT(UTC+2)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Drives on theright
Calling code+257
ISO 3166 codeBI
Internet TLD.bi

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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