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Bujumbura
Central Bujumbura, wi Loch Tanganyika in the backgrund
Central Bujumbura, wi Loch Tanganyika in the backgrund
Bujumbura is located in Burundi
Bujumbura
Bujumbura
Coordinates: 3°23′S 29°22′E / 3.383°S 29.367°E / -3.383; 29.367Coordinates: 3°23′S 29°22′E / 3.383°S 29.367°E / -3.383; 29.367
Kintra  Burundi
Province Bujumbura Mairie Province
Foondit 1871
Aurie
 • Ceety 86.52 km2 (33.41 sq mi)
Elevation 774 m (2,539 ft)
Population (2008 census)
 • Ceety 497,166
 • Density 2,720.6/km2 (7,046/sq mi)
 • Metro 800,000
Time zone CAT (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) none (UTC+2)
Wabsteid Offeecial steid

Bujumbura (pronounced /ˌbuːdʒəmˈbʊərə/ (deprecatit template); French pronunciation: [buʒumbuʁa]) is the caipital an lairgest ceety o Burundi. It's an aa the main port an ships maist o the kintra's chief export, coffee, as well as cotton, skins, an tin ore. It is locatit on the northeastren shore o Loch Tanganyika.

The ceety centre is a colonial toun wi a lairge market, the naitional stadium, a lairge mosque, ad the cathedral for the Archdiocese o Bujumbura. Museums in the ceety include the Burundi Museum o Life an the Burundi Geological Museum. Ither nearby attractions include the Rusizi Naitional Park, the Livingstone-Stanley Monument at Mugere (whaur David Livingstone an Henry Morton Stanley visitit 14 days efter their first historic meetin at Ujiji in Tanzanie), the presidential palace an the soorce o the soothrenmaist tributary o the Nile, described locally as the soorce o the Nile.

Ferries sail frae Bujumbura tae Kigoma in Tanzanie, while the ceety is an aa hame tae the Bujumbura Internaitional Airport an the University o Burundi.