Where is Burundi?

Located in Central Africa, Burundi has a 1,140.00 km border with Democratic Republic of the Congo (236 km), Rwanda (315 km) and Tanzania (589 km).Burundi and Rwanda are involved in a dispute over two square kilometers of Sabanerwa.

Burundi is an African country covering 27,830.00 km2 of which 7.73% is water and 25,680.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 53rd smallest country in the world and slightly smaller than Maryland. Its geographic coordinates are 3 30 S, 30 00 E and Bujumbura is the capital city.

The country's name is derived from the pre-colonial kingdom of Burundi.

Its ISO code is BI.


Burundi has a mean elevation of 1,504 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Lake Tanganyika which is 772m above sea level. Its highest elevation is Heha which is 2,670m above tall.

It has an equatorial climate where rainfall varies by altitude, although the climate generally is moderate. Its terrain is hilly and mountainous with some plateaus.


Burundi has a population of 11,099,298 making it the 80th largest in the world.

Kirundi, French, and English are all official languages. Major ethnic groups reported are Hutu and Tutsi. The population is mostly made up of Catholic and Protestant Christians.

The dialing code for the country is 257.


Burundi is an independent country. It gained independence in 1962. Its constitution was last ratified in 1992.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Burundi's GDP is $7,892,000,000.00 (USD) with $800.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 162nd largest economy and its citizens the 217th richest in the world. The currency of Burundi is the Franc (BIF).

Its major export partners are Germany, Pakistan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its main exports are coffee, tea, sugar, cotton, and hides. Its major import partners are Kenya, Saudi Arabia, and Belgium. Its major imports include capital goods, petroleum products, and foodstuffs.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017