Burundi, the beating heart of Africa known by its drums, is a landlocked country located in East Central Africa bordering with Rwanda in North, Democratic Republic of Congo in West, and Tanzania in South-East. The economic capital city is Bujumbura whereas Gitega has recently become a political capital.
Burundi national language is Kirundi whereas French is the official one. The currency of Burundi is the Burundi franc (BIF). The area is 27.834 km2 with a population around 11.5 millions (in 2016).
The major agricultural resources are coffee and tea. The country is rich also of natural resources such as water, gold, nickel, phosphates, rare earth, vanadium, peat etc.
The environment and the countryside are unspoiled, hence making Burundi a desirable tourist destination.
Burundi is divided into 18 provinces and has many exceptional natural attractions that are becoming a key focus of its newborn travel industry and of its tourist resources. Scenic lakes, mountains, wild animals, fairy-tale villages and communities are magnets for prospective eco-tourists.
Brief presentation of Burundi
- Area : 27,834 km2
- Population : 11.5 M UNPF in July 2016
- Capital city : Bujumbura (658859 inhabitants – 2014)
- Lowest point : Lake Tanganyika:772 m longest in the world (677km), second deepest (1400 m), with the largest fish population (200 species endemic to the lake). Connects Burundi to 3 countries (Democratic Republic of Congo , Tanzania, and Zambia).
- Main languages: Kirundi , French , English, Kiswahili
- Climate: Mild. Average 21°C.