|Time zone:||GMT +2 (Central Africa time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Main languages:||French, Kirundi, Swahili|
Burundi francs (BIF)|
€1 = FBu1889, $1 = FBu1692, £1 = FBu2251
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.bi||International Dialling Code: 25|
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Further information on Burundi
Discover more about Burundi - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 27,830 sq km (2,180 sq km under water)
Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)
Climate: Equatorial climate with cooler temperatures in mountainous regions and more humid in lowlands. There are two wet seasons (February to May and September to November), and two dry seasons (June to August and December to January).
Highest mountain: Heha (2,670m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Burundi from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Not Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Authoritarian regime||134/167|
|Economic Freedom||Mostly Unfree||132/179|
|Press Freedom||Difficult situation||143/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||No rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||High corruption||159/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Republic of Burundi Status: Independent Country
Population: 10,395,931 (rank: 85/196) Density: 373.5 people/sq km (rank: 21/196)
Ethnic groups: Hutu (Bantu) 85%, Tutsi (Hamitic) 14%, Twa (Pygmy) 1%, Europeans 3,000, South Asians 2,000
Religions: Christian 67% (Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%), indigenous beliefs 23%, Muslim 10%
GDP (PPP): $5.75 billion GDP per capita: $600 (rank: 192/195)