flag Burundi Burundi: Statistical Overview

Capital: Bujumbura


Total Population: 12,889,576
Natural Increase: 2.7%
Density: 489 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 14.4%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Bujumbura (497,200); Gitega (42,000); Ngozi (39,900); Rumonge (36,000); Cibitoke (23,900); Kayanza (21,800); Bubanza (20,100); Gatumba (11,700); Karuzi (10,400); Kirundo (10,100)
Ethnic Origins: The population of the country is largely composed of Hutus (Bantu), with a smaller share of Tutsis (Hamitic) and some Twa (Pygmy). Foreign nationals are mostly refugees from Africa (mainly Rwandans and Zairians/Congolese) but also non-Africans (notably Europeans and South Asians).
Official Language: Kirundi, French
Other Languages Spoken: Swahili
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Christian 67% (Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%), Indigenous beliefs 23%, Muslim 10%.
Literacy Rate: 59.3%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Bujumbura

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Burundi Franc (BIF)

Country Overview

Area: 27,830 km²
Type of State: Presidential republic
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
A 90% rural country whose economy depends on coffee and tea exports.
HDI*: 0.400/1
HDI (World Rank): 184/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from the Burundi, dial 00
To call the Burundi, dial +257
Internet Suffix: .bi
Telephone Lines: 0.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 1.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 6.5% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20182019202020212022
Imports of Goods (million USD) 7938879091,0301,206
Exports of Goods (million USD) 180180162165199
Imports of Services (million USD) 229263248291333
Exports of Services (million USD) 105798510682

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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