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Burundi River Map

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Burundi Rivers form an important part of the geographical features of the landlocked country. The rivers of Burundi serve as natural boundaries dividing Burundi geography from other neighboring countries.
The major Burundi rivers are Ruzizi, Rurubu, Kagera, Muragarazi, Kanyaru, etc.

The rivers of Burundi flow into the river basins of two major Africa rivers, the Nile and the Zaire. The Kagera river and the Ruvubu river form the sources of the Nile, flowing from the southeastern region. Ruzizi river is one of the Burundi rivers flowing into the Zaire river basin.

Some of the Burundi rivers flow into Lake Tanganyika as well like the Doma, Mulembwe, etc. The rivers of Burundi, apart from being sources of water for the country are also utilized for the generation of hydroelectric power. The fast flowing Burundi rivers offer an abundant supply of power if utilized properly as renewable sources of energy.

 

Burundi

 
RiverLength (km)Length (miles)Drainage area (km²)OutflowCountries in the drainage basinBurundi Provinces in the drainage basin
Nile River665041323349000Mediterranean SeaBurundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, South SudanBururi
Kagera River40025059700Lake VictoriaBurundi, Tanzania, Rwanda, UgandaMuramvya, Karuji, Mwaro, Gitega
Ruvubu River48030010547Confluence with Kagera RiverBurundi, TanzaniaBujumbura
Malagarasi River450250130000Lake TanganyikaBurundi, TanzaniaBujumbura
Ruzizi River11773Data not availableLake TanganyikaBurundi, DR Congo (DRC), RwandaBujumbura

Last Updated : March 22, 2015


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