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Where is Burundi?

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Located in the continent of Africa, Burundi covers 25,680 square kilometers of land and 2,150 square kilometers of water, making it the 148th largest nation in the world with a total area of 27,830 square kilometers.

Burundi became an independent state in 1962, after gaining its sovereignty from Belgium. The population of Burundi is 10,557,259 (2012) and the nation has a density of 411 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Burundi is the Burundi Franc (BIF). As well, the people of Burundi are refered to as Burundian.

The dialing code for the country is 257 and the top level internet domain for Burundian sites is .bi.

Burundi shares land borders with 3 countries: Rwanda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic Of The Congo.

To learn more, visit our detailed Burundi section.

Quick facts

Population 10,557,259
Density 411.1 / km2 ( 1,064.8 / mi2 )
Languages French, Rundi
Independence Year 1962
Capital Bujumbura (Bujumbura Mairie)
Currency Burundi Franc
GDP 3,093,647,293 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 293 (2014 data)
Land Area 25,680 km2 (9,915 mi2)
Water Area 2,150 km2 (830 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Rwanda, Tanzania, The Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Minimum Longitude 28.990
Maximum Longitude 30.850
Mininum Latitude -4.470
Maximum Latitude -2.310

What is the capital of Burundi?

map showing the location of Burundi
Location of Bujumbura on a map.

Bujumbura is the capital city of Burundi. It has a population of 331,700, and is located on a latitue of -3.38 and longitude of 29.36.

Bujumbura is also the political center of Burundi, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Bujumbura, the Capital Of Burundi

City Bujumbura
Country Burundi
Population 331,700
Longitude 29.36440000
Latitude -3.38220000
Elevation 805 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.