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Introduction

  • Official Name: Republic of Burundi
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Capital: Bujumbura
  • Other Major Cities/Regions: Bururi, Gitega, Ngozi, Muyinga,  Bubanza, Cibitoke 
  • Size: 27,830 sq km
  • Climate: equitorial, two dry and wet seasons
  • Terrain: Generally hilly and mountainous, plateau on the east and some plains
  • Population: 8,390,000
  • Ethnic Groups: Hutu (Bantu) 85%, Tutsi (Hamitic) 14%, Twa (Pygmy) 1%, Europeans 3,000, South Asians 2,000
  • Religion: Christian 67% (Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%), indigenous beliefs 23%, Muslim 10%
  • Language: Kirundi and French are the official languages, Swahili also spoken along lake Tanganyika and in the Bujumbura area

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