BURUNDI


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Territory
27,834 km2 (142nd)

Capital
Gitega

Language
Kirundi-French-English

Motto
'Union, Work, Progress'

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Burundi Flag

Burundi, authoritatively the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked nation in the midst of the African Great Lakes area where East and Central Africa merge. The capital is Gitega, having moved from Bujumbura in February 2019. The southwestern fringe is neighboring Lake Tanganyika. The Twa, Hutu and Tutsi people groups have lived in Burundi for in any event 500 years. For more than 200 of those years, Burundi was an autonomous kingdom, until the start of the twentieth century, when Germany colonized the locale. After the First World War and Germany's annihilation, it surrendered the region to Belgium. The two Germans and Belgians ruled Burundi and Rwanda as an European state known as Ruanda-Urundi. Notwithstanding normal misinterpretations, Burundi and Rwanda had never been under regular principle until the season of European colonization. Burundi picked up autonomy in 1962 and at first had a government, yet a progression of deaths, upsets and a general atmosphere of local unsteadiness finished in the foundation of a republic and one-party state in 1966. Episodes of ethnic purifying and at last two common wars and massacres amid the 1970s and again during the 1990s left the nation undeveloped and its populace as one of the world's most unfortunate. The sovereign province of Burundi political framework is that of a presidential delegate majority rule republic dependent on a multi-party state. The President of Burundi is the head of state and head of government.


Coat of Arms


Burundi Coat of Arms

Territory


Burundi Map

27,834 km2 (142nd)


Capital


Burundi Capital

Gitega

Gitega (in the past Kitega) is the capital and one of the biggest urban communities in Burundi. Situated in the focal point of the nation, in the Burundian focal level about 62 kilometers (39 mi) east by south of Bujumbura (the previous capital and biggest city), Gitega was the seat of the Kingdom of Burundi until its nullification in 1966. In late December 2018, Burundian president Pierre Nkurunziza reported that he would pursue on a 2007 guarantee to return Gitega its previous political capital status, with Bujumbura staying as affordable capital and focal point of trade.


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Burundi Languague

Kirundi-French-English



Motto


Burundi Motto

'Union, Work, Progress'



Demonym(s)

Burundian

Population

10,524,117
(2016 estimate)

Currency

Burundian franc (BIF)

Time Zone

UTC+2 (CAT)

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