Capital: Bujumbura

Population estimate: 11,466,756

Area: 27,830 square kilometers

Borders: Democratic Republic of Congo to the West, Rwanda to the North, Tanzania to the East and South

Independence day: 1st July 1962

Communities: 3

President: Pierre Nkurunziza

Major religion: Christianity

Other common religions: Islam

Currency: Burundi francs (BIF)

Main issues affecting country: International disputes (Burundi and Rwanda), refugees and internally displaced persons, trafficking in persons

Interesting fact: Burundi is one of the smallest countries in Africa

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