Brief news about Burundi

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Capital

Bujumbura

Geographical data

3° 22′ 32″ South 29° 21′ 33″ East

Population in capital city

658 859 inhab. (2014)

Official Languages

Kirundi, French

Other languages

English, Swahili

Demonym

Burundian

Government

Republic

President

Pierre NKURUNZIZA

First Vice-President

Gaston SINDIMWO

Second Vice-President

Dr. Joseph BUTORE

Independence

 July 1962 (from the Kingdom of Belgium)

Total area

27 834 sq km

Waters

7.80%

Population                                                                                      10.16 million

Density

365 inhab./sq. km

GDP (2013)

$ 2.715 Billion

GDP per capita (2013)

$ 320

currency

Burundian francs (BIF)

Exchange rate

1 USD = 1 559.99 BIF

Time zone

UTC+2

HDI

0.389          180th over 187 (UNDP 2014)

Driving

Right-hand drive

ISO Code 3166-1

BDI, BI

Internet

.bi

Telephone code

+257

 

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