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Unity, Work, Progress



Population: 10,395,931 (2014), 10,888,321 (2013)
Land Area: 27,830 sq km
Natural Resources: Nickel, uranium, rare earth oxides, peat, cobalt, copper, platinum, vanadium, arable land, hydro power, niobium, tantalum, gold, tin, tungsten, kaolin, limestone
Capital: Bujumbura
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Pierre Nkurunziza (August 26th 2005)
Languages: Kirundi, French, Swahili
Currency: Burundi Franc (BIF)
Major Religions: Christian 67%, Indigenous Beliefs 23%, Muslim 10%
Major Ethnicities: Hutu 85%, Tutsi 14%, Twa 1%
Life Expectancy: 59.55 years (2014), 59.69 years (2013)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 2.676 billion (2013), 2.53 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 5.75 billion (2013), 5.489 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 600 (2013), 600 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 4.5% (2013), 4.2% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 34.4%, Industry 18.4%, Services 47.2% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 93.6%, Industry 2.3%, Services 4.1% (2002)
Industries: Light consumer goods, shoes, soap; assembly of imported components; public works construction; food processing
Agriculture Products: Coffee, cotton, tea, corn, sorghum, sweet potatoes, bananas, manioc; beef, milk, hides
Human Development Index: 0.389 (180th)(2014), 0.355 (178th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 1 million (2002)
Unemployment Rate: NA

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Army Size: 50 500 (2004)
Budget: 5.9% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation


Burundi is located in Eastern Africa, Burundi is bordered by Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Burundi's economy is centered on agriculture, its GDP per capita is very low, and coffee is the source of most of Burundi's income.

(2014) Burundi's remains one of the poorest countries in the world even by African standards, growth is relatively steady but Burundi has a lot of work to do to catch up to other countries, many of Burundi's citizens are still involved in subsistence agriculture and less than 2% of the population have access to bank accounts.

Thoughts & Comments



CIA World Factbook: Burundi
Wikipedia: Burundi

Updated on: July 27th, 2014