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Considered part of Central Africa. Burundi's capital is Bujumbura. The southwestern border is adjacent to Lake Tanganyika. The Twa, Hutu and Tutsi peoples have lived in Burundi for at least 500 years. For more than 200 of those years, Burundi was an independent kingdom, until the beginning of the 20th century, when Germany colonised the region

Languages: Kirundi, French

Ethnic Groups: Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa

Belief Systems: Christian 67% (Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%), indigenous beliefs 32%, Muslim 1%

Demographics:

Population: 9.07 million people (World Rank: 92nd) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 915 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 39th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.85 %/yr (World Rank: 66th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 54.1 years (World Rank: 219th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 17.7 years (World Rank: 181st) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Burundi
Map from the Cartographic Division of the United Nations

United Nations Country Profile for Burundi

Burundi - Wikipedia Entry

Burundi - General Information
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Burundi

Culture and Tourism:

Tourism Burundi
All about Burundi as a tourism destination

Burundi Travel Warning
Cautions when traveling to Burundi

Burundi Language Resource:

Learn French
Online resource for learning French

Learn Kirundi
Online resource for learning Kirundi

Government Related:

Burundian Embassy
Located in Washington D.C.

Burundian Government Websites
Directory of government websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger. Note: most of the sites are in Arabic and French only


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