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The new nation suffered internal conflict as it transitioned to independence, with revolts and even genocides. In the 1990s and 2000s, Burundi's warring sides, the Tutsis and Hutus, began peace talks and signed a treaty with the help of the UN. Since 2006, Burundi has been working toward reconstruction, reform, and keeping the peace.
Burundi shares borders with Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- Bujumbura (capital)
Burundi is one of Africa's smallest nations, with a land area of 25,650 square kilometers (9,900 square miles). Burundi is situated in the east-central part of the African continent. Though Burundi is a landlocked nation, its southwestern border lies along the large Lake Tanganyika. Another major body of water in Burundi is the Ruvyironza River, which flows into the Nile. Burundi is mountainous, with its highest point is Mount Heha, at 2,670 meters (8,759 feet).
Points of Interest
Burundi has many scenic sites, including Kibira National Park and Ruvubu National Park. These forests offer natural beauty, thermal hot springs, and a variety of native wildlife, including chimpanzees, baboons, buffalo and many varieties of birds. Several natural reserves are also scattered around the nation, including Rusizi, Bururi, Vyanda, and Rwihinda Lake. Thermal waterfalls can be found at Nyakazu Break and the Kagera Falls. There are also beaches along Lake Tanganyika, including Karera Beach and Saga Plage.
Transportation Burundi is served by Bujumbura International Airport in its capital, which provides service to many African nations. Another way to enter the country is via bus from neighboring Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, and Uganda. There are also boats and ferries for transportation on Lake Tanganyika.
Last Updated On : March 21 ,2017