10 Facts about Burundi

Saturday, September 19th 2015. | Countries

The republic of Burundi is explained in Facts about Burundi. There are several countries which border Burundi. Those include Tanzania, Rwanda, and Congo. Burundi is located in East Africa. Sometimes the country is seen as a part of Central Africa.  It is a landlocked country. Let’s find out more interesting facts about Burundi below:

Facts about Burundi 1: Bujumbura

Bujumbura is the capital city of Burundi. For more than 500 years, the country has been occupied by Tutsi, Hutu and Twa people.

Facts about Burundi 2: the independent kingdom

If we talk about the history of Burundi, it was an independent kingdom for more than 200 years. The region then was colonized by Germany. The region was under Belgium after Germany was defeated.

Burundi facts

Burundi facts

Facts about Burundi 3: Burundi and Rwanda

Both Burundi and Rwanda were under the rule of Belgians. It was called as Ruanda-Urundi.

Facts about Burundi 4: the independence

In 1962, Burundi got the independence. Then it was made into a monarchy. It was established in a republic with one party state in 1966 after the country faced the coups, assassinations, and instability.

Burundi People

Burundi People

Facts about Burundi 5: the undeveloped country

Burundi was undeveloped due to the civil wars, ethnic cleansing and genocides. There is no need to wonder that it is included as one of the poorest countries in the world.

Facts about Burundi 6: the problems in Burundi

There are many problems in Burundi which leaves the country undeveloped. Those include hunger, poor access of education, low health level, weak infrastructure and corruption.

Burundi Image

Burundi Image

Facts about Burundi 7: the main source of economy

The main source of economy in Burundi is contributed by the agricultural section. It is stated than more than 90 percent of Burundians work in the sector. But this sector only contributed 30 percent of GDP. Find facts about Burkina Faso here.

Facts about Burundi 8: the main exports

Let’s find out the main exports of Burundi. Those include tea and coffee.



Facts about Burundi 9: poverty

Poverty is the main concern in Burundi. The report finds out than 80 percent of the people who live here are poor. You can find the people who live in hunger and food shortage in the country. More than 56.8 percent of kids under five years old have chronic malnutrition based on the report of World food Programme. Get facts about Burma here.

Facts about Burundi 10: Bujumbura International Airport

The only airport in Burundi which owns a paved runway is Bujumbura International Airport. There are five airlines operated in the airport. Those include Kenya Airways, Bujumbura International Airport, RwandAir, flydubai and Brussels Airlines.

Facts about Burundi

Facts about Burundi

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