Africa

Burundi profile - Facts

  • 10 March 2015
  • From the section Africa
Image caption Burundi's 12-year civil war ended in 2006, but at least one rebel group remained active after that
  • Full name: Republic of Burundi
  • Population: 8.7 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Bujumbura
  • Area: 27,816 sq km (10,740 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Kirundi (official), French (official), Swahili
  • Major religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs
  • Life expectancy: 50 years (men), 53 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Burundi franc = 100 centimes
  • Main exports: coffee, tea, sugar, cotton, hides
  • GNI per capita: US $260 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .bi
  • International dialling code: +257