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Burundi Due to civil war, this place might not bee the most safe at the moment, but nevertheless, it should be considered as a place to go, when things get better. Though in a city like Gitega it will be possible to find accomodation and the national museum, and let it be the place to start the journey through the mountains and to the amazing waterfalls.

Area: 27.823 Km²
Population: 6.224.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 224 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Bujumbura (300.000 pop.)
Major cities: Gitega 95.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Hutu 85%, Tutsi 14%, Twa 1%
Border countries: Rwanda NORTH, Tanzania EAST and SOUTH, Democratic Republic of the Congo WEST

Principal mountains: Mount Karonje 2685 m
Principal rivers: Ruvubu 200 Km (source branch of Nile-Kagera)
Principal lakes: Lake Tanganyika 1800 Km² (Burundi part, total 32.893 Km²)
Principal islands: -
Climate: Tropical mild

Language: Kirundi, French (both official)
Religion: Christian 62%, Indigenous Beliefs 32%, Protestant 5%, Muslim 1%
Currency: Burundi Franc (BIF)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1. 5/2, 1/5, 1/7, 15/8, 18/9, 13/10, 21/10, 1/11, 25/12
Dialling code: 00257
GMT: +2

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