The Republic of Burundi is one of the countries in the Great Lakes region of Africa with a territory of 27,830 km2. It is bordered by Rwanda to the North, Tanzania to the South and East and Democratic republic of Congo to the West.
The landscape is composed of the lift valley, highlands, plateau and Plaines and Lake Tanganyika.
Bujumbura is generally warm with average annual temperature of 230C (720F) with May to September being extremely hot.
There are four distinguishable seasons with a long wet season from February to May averaging at 130-160cm of rain for a year.
Burundi has the following eighteen (18) Provinces:
Bujumbura Municipality; Bujumbura; Bubanza; Bururi; Cankuzo; Cibitoke; Gitega; Karusi; Kayanza; Kirundo; Makamba; Muramvya; Muyinga; Mwaro; Ngozi; Rumonge; Rutana, Ruyigi.
The Economic Capital is Bujumbura and Political Capital in Gitega.
Burundi has an estimated population of 11, 890, 784 Million (2020). A majority of the population is catholic at 60%, protestant at 15% and Muslims at 10%.
Kirundi is the National language but other languages such as French Kiswahili are predominant. English is also widely understood.
Burundi gained independence from Belgium on July 1st, 1962 with Prince Louis Rwagasore as the national hero.
Burundi is one hour behind Kenya, GMT+2
Official currency if Burundi Francs (BIF)
1Ksh = 17 BIF
1USD = 1,960.00 BIF
N.B The rates keep fluctuating due to inflation and other external factors
Membership to regional and International Organizations
The Republic of Burundi is a state member of the United Nations (UN), African Union (AU), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), East African Community (EAC), Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries (ECGLC) and International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).