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Burundi is pronounced buh·roon·dee” and is one of the 10 countries located in East Africa. Burundi is named after the King of Burundi, who ruled the region starting in the 16th century This country gained it’s independence on July 1, 1962. This country is known as “The Heart of Africa”. Continue reading below to learn more about the beautiful African country, Burundi.

Republic of Burundi African Country Flag

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What Does The Burundi Flag Represent?

  • GREEN: represents the nation’s hopes placed on future development
  • WHITE: represents peace
  • RED: symbolizes the suffering of the nation during its freedom struggle.
  • The 3 STARS: stand for the three ethnic groups of Burundi: the Hutu, the Twa and the Tutsi.

Where is Burundi located?

Burundi is located in East Africa bordered by Rwanda, Tanzania and DR Congo.

World Data Locator Map, Burundi

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What Timezone is the Burundi in?

Central Africa Time


Facts About Burundi:

  1. Capitals: Gitega and Bujumbura
  2. Population: 11.5 Million
  3. Burundi is made up of 18 Provinces
  4. Side of the road to drive on: right-hand side (same as the U.S.)


What Are The Official Languages of Burundi?

Kirundi, French and English are the official languages of Burundi.

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What Is The Currency of Burundi?

The Burundian franc is the currency used in Burundi.

$1 = 2071.52

$20 = 41430.36

$60 = 124291.08

Burundian franc a business background

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What Are The Religions of Burundi?

Religion: In Burundi the main religion practiced is Christianity (91%). Other religions include; Islam (2%)


What Are The Traditional Foods of Burundi?

  • Ugali (maize or cassava flour porridge)
  • Curry
  • Maharagwe (bean soup)
  • Ibiharage

Tourist Attractions

Places to visit in Burundi:

I hope this information has given you more insight into Burundi but there is so much more to learn! Visit their tourism website here to see more.

Also be sure to checkout articles on each of the 54 countries in Africa by clicking here: Countries of Africa