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Explore the map of Burundi. Burundi is a landlocked country located in east-central Africa. Burundi is one of Africa’s most densely populated countries with a population of 11,175,380, as of 2018. As shown in the Map, Burundi shares borders with Rwanda to the north, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west and Tanzania to the east and southeast.

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Burundi Map

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The Map shows the country of Burundi and it's major physical and cultural features such as the geographical relief, mountain peaks, major cities, Country capital Gitega, major airports, points of interest, and National Parks.

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The Republic of Burundi has a very long history, with legends of its formation going back to the independent kingdom under the rule of a monarch (or Mwami) in the 16th century. It was home to the Hutu and Tutsi tribes, which are the two main ethnic groups in Burundi, even today.

Burundi's history is closely tied with neighboring Rwanda, from which it historically annexed some of its lands. With the arrival of the Europeans in the mid-1800s, Burundi was colonized and was controlled by German East Africa. After World War I, that political entity was transferred to Belgium, becoming Ruanda-Urundi, along with Rwanda. Beginning in 1959, Burundi began its fight for independence from both ruling Belgium and Rwanda, and after much conflict, Burundi gained independence in 1962, and soon became a member of the United Nations.

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.

Neighboring Countries
Burundi shares borders with Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Major Cities

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 largest city and the former capital Bujumbura, which provides service to many African nations. Another way to enter the country is via bus from neighboring Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, and Uganda. There are also boats and ferries for transportation on Lake Tanganyika.


Last Updated on: August 07, 2020

The official flag of Burundi consists of white saltire which is diving the flag into 4 alternate areas of red and green color. The centre of white part merges into a circle with 3 red stars in a triangular form.
Lat Long3 30 S, 30 00 E
Area10,745 sq mi (27,834 km2)
Population10,395,931 (2014 est.)
Largest CityBujumbura
Official LanguagesKirundi and French
Major ReligionCatholic 62.1%, Protestant 23.9% (includes Adventist 2.3% and other Protestant 21.6%), Muslim 2.5%, other 3.6%, unspecified 7.9% (2008 est.)
National Day1 July (1962)
Form of GovernmentPresidential republic
PresidentPierre Nkurunziza
Vice PresidentGaston Sindimwo, Joseph Butore
Prime MinisterPost Abolished (Since 1998)
CurrencyBurundi Franc
GDP$8.378 billion (2014 estimate)
Calling Code257
Time ZoneCAT (UTC+2)

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