Burundi is officially the Republic of Burundi. It is a small country which is located on the East and Central part of the African continent. Gitega is the current capital which is moved from Bujumbura in 2018. With a population of almost 8.5 million, it is one of the poorest countries in the world. It consists of 17 provinces with 117 communes and 2,638 collines. In 2000, the Bujumbura province divided into two provinces called Bujumbura Mairie and Bujumbura Rural. Bubanza, Bujumbura Mairie, Bujumbura Rural, Bururi, Cankuzo, Rutana, Cibitoke, Gitega, Karuzi, Kayanza, Kirundo, Makamba, Muramvya, Muyinga, Mwaro, Ngozi, and Ruyigi are its provinces.
Holiday List Burundi
|Friday||January 01||New Year’s Day|
|Tuesday||February 05||Unity Day|
|Tuesday||April 06||President Ntarmyamira Day|
|Saturday||May 01||Labour Day||International Labour Day|
|Thursday||May 13||Ascension Day||40 Days after Easter|
|Thursday||July 01||Independence Day|
|Mon – Tue||July 19 – 20||Eid Al Adha||Date varies on Lunar Cycle|
|Sunday||August 15||Assumption Day|
|Wednesday||October 13||Prince Louis Rwagasore Day|
|Thursday||October 21||President Ndadaye’s Day|
|Monday||November 01||All Saints’ Day|
|Saturday||December 25||Christmas Day|
Capital of Burundi
The national capital of Burundi is Gitega which is moved from Bujumbura. The current population of this city is consists of 22,989 individuals.
President of Burundi
Pierre Nkurunziza is the current president of Burundi and elected in 2005, on Aug-26.
Vice President of Burundi
Gaston Sindimwo is serving as the first vice president of Burundi. He was appointed by the president in 2015, on Aug 20.
Population of Burundi
According to an estimate in 2021, on March-19, the total population of Burundi is 11,469,504. It ranked on 80th position among the most populated countries in the world. Burundi’s population is 0.15% of the total population of the world.
Flag of Burundi
The national flag has gone through many revisions but the current flag is consist of two white saltires which diagonally cuts the field into alternating green and red areas.
Currency of Burundi
The national currency of Burundi is franc. The official code is BIF, and the most commonly used symbol is FBu.
Religion of Burundi
Dialing code of Burundi
The international dialing code of Argentina is +257.
Crime Rate of Burundi
Burundi has crime index 59.51 and safety index 40.49 in the world.
Famous Airport of Burundi
Some of the busiest airports of Burundi are Bujumbura International Airport which serves Bujumbura city in Bujumbura Province, Gitega Airport which serves Gitega city in Gitega province, Nyanza-Lac Airport which serves Nyanza-Lac city in Makamba province, and Kirundo Airport which serves kirundo city in Kirundo province.
Top Destinations of Burundi
Burundi is one of the smallest countries in Africa but this it packs with a lot of stunning natural sceneries. Some best places to visit in Burundi are Lake Tanganyika, Rusizi River National Park, Ruvubu National Park, Lake Rwihinda Natural Reserve, Kibira National Park, Kigwena Natural Forest, Gitega, Gishora, Mount Heha, Saga Beach, Source du Nil, Chutes de la Karera, Vyanda Natural Reserve, and Bururi Nature Reserve.
Area of Burundi
It has a total area of 27,834 sq. Kilometer, of which about 7% consist of lakes.
GDP of Burundi
The estimated GDP of Burundi in 2017 was 3.48 billion US Dollars, which is 0.01% of the total world’s economy.
Sports of Burundi
Some of the most commonly played sports in Burundi are Football (Soccer), Basketball. Track and Field, Judo, and Rugby.