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Burundi is a country without access to the sea located in East Africa.

Capital : Bujumbura
Language :  Kirundi, French
Currency :  Burundian franc
Population : 10 114 505
Area : 27 834 km2

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Burundi facts

Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. The national top-level domain is .bi ​​. There are over 1,950 websites with this extension.

2. The most popular pages with the extension .bi ​​ are: domain.bi, google.bi and tiagofischer.bi.

3. In this country there are more than 12 322 km of paved roads (0,02% of all roads in the world).

4. The country has 7 airports, 1 of the paved surface.

5. Full name of the country – Republic of Burundi.

6. Political system – republic.


Geography in Burundi

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1. The lowest situated place in the country is Lake Tanganyika – 772 m above sea level.

2. Burundi’s natural resources include uranium, rare-earth oxides, nickel, copper, vanadium, tungsten, limestone, gold, tin, niobium and tantalum.

3. Burundi borders with such countries as: Democratic Congo 233 km, Rwanda 290 km, Tanzania 451 km.

4. The country is 11 times smaller than Poland.

5. The highest peak is Heha, 2685 m.

6. The longest river is Ruvubu.

7. In Burundi there are 22200 km2 of agricultural land (86% of the country’s area).

8. Muramvya is the highest located city in the country.

9. 1336 km2 of the country is covered by forests (5.2%)

63. The nearest capital in a straight line from Bujumbura is Kigali (Rwanda) – 184 km.

64. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Bujumbura is Apia (Samoa) – 16999 km.


Finance in Burundi

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1. The amount of income tax in Burundi is 35%.

2. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 35%, and for companies 35% (2018).

3. The tax on goods and services is 18% (2018).

4. The level of inflation in 2018 is -0.4%.

5. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 3,314,000,000 (PLN 14,183,920,000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 3,480,000,000 (PLN 14,894,400,000).

6. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 14.2% of GDP, which is about: $ 470 588,000 (PLN 2,014 116 640),
2018 year was 14.4% GDP, i.e. around: $ 501 120,000 (PLN 2 144 793 600). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give around $ 51 (PLN 218).

7. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
2015 was around: $ 700 800,000 ,
2018 year is around: $ 449,000,000 .

8. Burundi’s natural resources include uranium, rare-earth oxides, nickel, copper, vanadium, tungsten, limestone, gold, tin, niobium and tantalum.

9. The country has over $317,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.0027% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

10. Burundi has 30 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in Burundi

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1. In this country there is no minimum wage.

2. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 35%, and for companies 35% (2018).

3. The tax on goods and services is 18% (2018).

4. In March 2014, President Pierre Nkurunziza banned running in groups.

5. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 43 days.

6. The last death penalty was made in 2000.


Education in Burundi

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1. The beginning of education begins at the age of 7.

2. The average IQ level is 69.

3. In this country there are 14.4% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 1 414 631 people).


Work in Burundi

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1. In this country there is no minimum wage.

2. The amount of income tax in Burundi is 35%.

3. The unemployment rate is 7.7% (data from 2018).

4. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 35%, and for companies 35% (2018).

5. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 43 days.

6. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Burundi

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1. The lowest situated place in the country is Lake Tanganyika – 772 m above sea level.

2. The most deadly disease in this country is HIV / AIDS.

3. The highest peak is Heha, 2685 m.

4. The longest river is Ruvubu.

5. Muramvya is the highest located city in the country.

6. In this country lives a crocodile named Gustav, who according to the authorities of Burundi killed over 300 people.

7. The lowest temperature: 0 °C was measured at Nyamuswaga.

8. The highest temperature: 37.5 °C was measured in Mparambo.


Society in Burundi

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1. In Burundi, an average adult consumes about 9.3 liters of pure alcohol a year.

2. The most beer is beer – 24.9%, spirit – 0.1%, and other alcoholic beverages – 75%.

3. In 2010, 1,788 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

4. 63% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 6 190,000 people).

5. 92.2% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

6. The average IQ level is 69.

7. In this country, women having their first child on average 21.3 years old.

8. On average, a woman gives birth to 6.1 children.

9. In this country, over 526,000 (2015) 617 116 (2018) people have access to the internet ( around 06% of the population).

10. Around 340,000 (2015) 450,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

11. The population density is 379 people / km2.

12. The main religion is Catholicism – 57%.

14. The average age people living in this country is 17 years old.

15. In this country there are around:
4,616,000 people (45.64%) in the age range 0-14 years.
5,243,000 people (51.84%) in the age range 15-64 years.
254 900 people (2.52%) over 65 years old.

16. In this country, about 425,000 children are born each year (4.2% of the population), and about 93 800 people die (0.9% of the population).

17. 12 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

18. 10% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

19. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 11 cigarettes a month.

20. The average life expectancy in this country is 48.8 years (women – 50.1 years and men – 47.5 years).


Symbols of Burundi

1. Motto – “Unity, work, progress”.


Customs in Burundi

1. Locals believe that from cycling, a girl can lose her virginity, which is necessary for marriage. In turn, women who have the problem of virginity resolved, do not want to learn to ride a bike anymore, so it became common that the bike is only a male toy.

2. The cat is considered to be the deceiving fortuneteller (the color does not matter) and the tearing of bananas just before you.


History of Burundi

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1. Independence from Belgium on July 1, 1962.

2. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1961.

3. He joined the United Nations on September 18, 1962.


Language in Burundi

1. In addition to Kirundi and French, many residents speak Swahili.


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What is the highest peak in Burundi?

The highest peak in Burundi is Heha (2684 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Burundi?

The largest river in Burundi is Ruvubu.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Burundi?

Burundi borders with such countries as: Democratic Congo 233 km, Rwanda 290 km, Tanzania 451 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age people living in this country is 17 years old.

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Burundi?

The population density is 394 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

Motto – “Unity, work, progress”.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 37.5 ° C was measured in Mparambo.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: 0 ° C was measured at Nyamuswaga.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta