Republic of Burundi

Motto

“Ubumwe, Ibikorwa, Amajambere” (Kirundi)
“Unité, Travail, Progrès” (french)
“Unity, Work, Progress”

Anthem

“Burundi Bwacu” (Kirundi) 
Our Beloved Burundi

Geography

Capital: Bujumbura
Largest City: Bujumbura
Total area: 27,830 sq km
Climate: Equatorial, rainfall, two wet seasons, two dry seasons
Natural resources: Nickel, uranium, rare earth oxides, peat, cobalt, copper, platinum, vanadium, arable land, hydropower, niobium, tantalum, gold, tin, tungsten, kaolin, limestone
Border countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania

People and Society

Population: 10,742,276
Demonym: Burundian
Languages: Kirundi (official), French (official), Swahili
Ethnic groups: Hutu (Bantu), Tutsi (Hamitic), Twa (Pygmy)
Religions: Catholic, Protestant, Muslim

Government

Independence: 1 July 1962 (from UN trusteeship under Belgian administration)
Government type: Republic
Chief of state: Pierre NKURUNZIZA (since 2005)

Economy

Currency: Burundian franc
Exports: Coffee, tea, sugar, cotton, hides
Industries: Light consumer goods (blankets, shoes, soap, beer),
assembly of imported components, public works construction, food processing

Tourism and Attraction

Karera Falls
Lake Tanganyika
Rusizi National Park
Burundi National Museum
The Livingstone–Stanley Monument

Sources:
Visiting Burundi
The World Factbook