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Burundi

Republika y'u Burundi
(In Detail) (Full size)
National motto: Unite, Travail, Progres
(French: Unity, Work, Progress
)
LanguagesKirundi (official), French, Swahili
CapitalBujumbura
PresidentDomitien Ndayizeye
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 142nd
27,830 km²
7.8%
Population
 - Total (2003)
 - Density
Ranked 99th
6,054,714
206.1/km²
Independence
 - Date
From Belgium
July 1, 1962
Currency Burundi franc (FBu)
Time zone UTC+2
National anthem Burundi bwacu (Beloved Burundi)
Internet TLD.bi
Calling Code257

Burundi is a small landlocked nation of eastern Africa. It is bordered by Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Politics
3 Provinces
4 Geography
5 Economy
6 Demographics
7 Culture
8 Miscelleanous topics
9 External link

History

Main article: History of Burundi

Between 1993 and 1999, ethnic violence between Hutu and Tutsi factions in Burundi created hundreds of thousands of refugees and left at least 250,000 dead. Although many refugees have returned from neighboring countries, continued ethnic strife has forced others to flee. Burundian troops, seeking to secure their borders, have intervened in the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Politics

Main article: Politics of Burundi

Provinces

Main article:
Provinces of Burundi

Geography

Main article: Geography of Burundi

Economy

Main article:
Economy of Burundi

Demographics

Main article: Demographics of Burundi

Culture

Main article: Culture of Burundi

Miscelleanous topics

Much of the material in these articles comes from the CIA World Factbook 2000 and the 2003 U.S. Department of State website.

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