Burundi profile

Burundian army soldiers patrol on a road near Rukoko where violence broke out in 2010 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 $250 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .bi
  • International dialling code: +257

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