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 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 8879091,0251,2601,151
Exports of Goods (million USD) 180162163207204
Imports of Services (million USD) 263248291333n/a
Exports of Services (million USD) 798510682n/a

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


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