Guide to BURUNDI
BURUNDI which official name is Republic of Burundi or Burundi, is a country from Africa located at the Central Africa, east of Democratic Republic of the Congo. BURUNDI with 974 km sq km, limits with: Democratic Republic of the Congo 233 km, Rwanda 290 km, Tanzania 451 km; and is divided in 17 province . BURUNDI's capital is Bujumbura which is the most populated city with about 330,539 inhabitants.
History of BURUNDI
BURUNDI's government is republic; a Republic with a Executive government type, with President Pierre Nkurunziza as head of state.
Other symbols of BURUNDI are Burundian motto " Unité, Travail, Progrès (French, Unity, Work, Progress) Burundian anthem "Burundi bwacu (Our Burundi) Burundian flag.Burundian flag is composed by divided by a white diagonal cross into red panels (top and bottom) and green panels (hoist side and fly side) with a white disk superimposed at the center bearing three red six-pointed stars outlined in green arranged in a triangular design (one star above, two stars below) .
BURUNDI's history is quite long: Burundi's first democratically elected president was assassinated in October 1993 after only 100 days in office, triggering widespread ethnic violence between Hutu and Tutsi factions. More than 200,000 Burundians perished during the conflict that spanned almost a dozen years. Hundreds of thousands of Burundians were internally displaced or became refugees in neighboring countries. An internationally brokered power-sharing agreement between the Tutsi-dominated government and the Hutu rebels in 2003 paved the way for a transition process that led to an integrated defense force, established a new constitution in 2005, and elected a majority Hutu government in 2005. The new government, led by President Pierre NKURUNZIZA, signed a South African brokered ceasefire with the country's last rebel group in September of 2006 but still faces many challenges.
BURUNDI has an area of 27,830Km ,with a coastline of 0, this great area is composed by 25,650 sq km of land and 2,180 sq km of water. Burundian geography is known by it's hilly and mountainous land, dropping to a plateau in east, some plains . This makes Burundian's land specially proclive to flooding, landslides, drought.
Guide to travel to BURUNDI
If you are thinking on traveling to BURUNDI, you will have to take in consideration some points like BURUNDI's currency, BURUNDI's weather, BURUNDI's national holiday and BURUNDI's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. BURUNDI`s currency is called franc ( FBu), which is divided in 100 centimes
BURUNDI's weather is characterized to be equatorial; high plateau with considerable altitude variation (772 m to 2,670 m above sea level); average annual temperature varies with altitude from 23 to 17 degrees centigrade but is generally moderate as the average altitude is about 1,700 m; average annual rainfall is about 150 cm; two wet seasons (February to May and September to November), and two dry seasons (June to August and December to January). So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to BURUNDI.
You can also consider to visit BURUNDI on it's national holiday to get in BURUNDI's culture. If you do so, BURUNDI's national holiday is called Independence Day, 1 July.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of BURUNDI: Heha 2,670 m. And try also to get to BURUNDI's lowest point: Lake Tanganyika 772 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit BURUNDI's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to BURUNDI, with more than 8 airports and 1 airlines, you will get to BURUNDI without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. BURUNDI has about0 of railways, and also0 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
BURUNDI is known by Burundians as Republique du Burundi/Republika y'u Burundi or Burundi in the shortened way. Burundian, about 8,390,505 people, are composed by different ethnics: Hutu (Bantu) 85%, Tutsi (Hamitic) 14%, Twa (Pygmy) 1%, Europeans 3,000, South Asians 2,000. And they also have different languages: French, Kirundi.
Another relevant point nowadays it's BURUNDI's religion. Burundians are divided in Christian 67% (Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%), indigenous beliefs 23%, Muslim 10%.
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