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Burundi's Information

Flag of Burundi
Land Area 25,680 km2
Water Area 2,150 km2
Total Area 27,830km2 (#142)
Population 11,099,298 (#80)
Population Density 432.22/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $7.89 Billion
GDP Per Capita $800
Currency Franc (BIF)
More Information Burundi
Largest Cities

ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)

Burundi may be small in size, but is stunning to behold with its gorgeous scenery, ranging from soaring mountains to small lakeside communities, the capital city of Bujumbura on the shores of Lake Tanganyika and some of the best inland beaches in Africa.

Note: Unfortunately, the current situation is not considered to be safe and most governments advise their citizens to avoid any non-essential travel to Burundi due to sudden outbreaks of violence and civil unrest.

Worldatlas.com will continue to monitor the situation and post updated information as it becomes available. In the meantime, the links below will offer a glimpse into this beautiful country.

  • Calling Code: 257
  • Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: Burundi's climate is moderate, due to its altitude, thus making it a year-round destination.

    The dry season is from June to September and the rainy season is from February to May.

    The upper elevations in the mountains and the central plateau area are cooler than the lowlands near Lake Tanganyika.

    For those who venture into this still unstable country, June is the preferred month with minimal rainfall and comfortable temperatures.


  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
  • Burundi Travel Advice and Warnings

Burundi Trivia

What Is The Culture Of Burundi?

Burundi has a rich heritage of oral literature which features stories, legends, poems, songs, and riddles.

The Culture Of Burundi

What is the Largest Ethnic Group in Burundi?

The Hutu ethnic group makes up around 85% of the population of Burundi.

Largest Ethnic Groups In Burundi

What is the Largest Religion in Burundi?

An estimated 75% of Burundians are Christian, with 81.5% of these Christians (61.1% of the total population) being Roman Catholic Christians.

Religious Beliefs In Burundi

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Burundi?

Burundi is rich in natural resources including arable land, natural forests, wildlife, water resources, peat, gold, nickel, and other mineral deposits.

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Burundi?

What are the Ecological Regions of Burundi?

Burundi's environmental landscape is a mix of highland forests and savanna grasslands. The ecological regions include tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests, tropical and subtropical grasslands, and shrublands.

Ecological Regions Of Burundi

What is the biggest city in Burundi?

Bujumbura is the largest city in Burundi with a population of nearly 500,000.

Biggest Cities In Burundi

About the Author

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