Burundi
Republika y'u Burundi

Capital
Bujumbura

Area
10,745 sq mi
27,830 sq km


Population
6,096,156 est 2003

Largest city
Bujumbura
pop. 331,700


Languages
Kirundi (official), French (official), Swahili (along Lake Tanganyika and in the Bujumbura area)

Peoples
Hutu (Bantu) 85%, Tutsi (Hamitic) 14%, Twa (Pygmy) 1%, Europeans 3,000, South Asians 2,000

Religion
Christian 67% (Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%), indigenous beliefs 23%, Islam 10%

Life Expectancy
total population: 43.36 years
male: 42.73 years
female: 44 years (2004 est.)


Literacy
total population: 51.6%
male: 58.5%
female: 45.2% (2003 est.)


Suffrage
NA years of age; universal adult

Government
Republic


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