Burundi Identity Card

Country name:
~ conventional long form: Republic of Burundi
~ conventional short form: Burundi
~ local long form: Republika y'u Burundi
~ local short form: Burundi
Area: 27,830 sq km
Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)
Highest point: Heha 2,670 m
Population: 6,370,609
Density: 228/km2
Population growth rate: 2.22%
Languages: Kirundi and French
Religions: Christian 67%, indigenous beliefs 23%, Muslim 10%
Government type: republic
Capital: Bujumbura
GDP - per capita: $600
Inflation rate: 8.5%
Currency (code): Burundi franc (BIF)
Vehicle Country Id-Code: BU
Calling code: +257
Internet country code: .bi
Time Zone: + 2.0 H


Burundi is Africa at its very best as it reflects the wild and untamed characteristics of the continent. With its vast expanses of pristine wilderness teeming with wildlife and alive with expectancy, Burundi proves to be an ultimate safari destination. Thus the Kibira National Park and the Rurubu National Park of the country form the nucleus of this ultimate African safari destination. Located in east-central Africa, Burundi is a landlocked country. The country terrain is quite supportive to greenery and vegetation as it is adjacent to the Lake Tanganyika and home to the farthest headstream of the Nile. The Albertine Rift and the central plateau with elevation of 5,600 ft are other geographically dominating factor of Burundi. Coffee is the nation's largest agricultural product and the biggest revenue earner for the country.
Though the Twa tribe of Pygmy people were the original inhabitants of Burundi, today it is home to the Hutu and the Tutsi population, which is also the continual source civil disruption. I went under German rule in 1903 and afterwards Belgium won a League of Nations mandate over Burundi in 1923. In 1962, Burundi gained independence and later on established as a republic.




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