Bujumbura

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Bujumbura
Central Bujumbura, wi Loch Tanganyika in the backgrund
Central Bujumbura, wi Loch Tanganyika in the backgrund
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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
ProvinceBujumbura Mairie Province
Foondit1871
Area
 • City86.52 km2 (33.41 sq mi)
Elevation
774 m (2,539 ft)
Population
 (2008 census)
 • City497,166
 • Density2720.6/km2 (7,046/sq mi)
 • Metro
800,000
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (none)
WebsiteOffeecial steid

Bujumbura (/ˌbʊəmˈbʊrə/ or /ˌbʊˈʊmbʊrə/;[1] French pronunciation: ​[byʒœ̃byʁa]), umwhile Usumbura, is the economic caipital,[2] lairgest city an main port o Burundi. It ships maist o the kintra's chief export, coffee, as well as cotton an tin ore. In late Dizember 2018, Burundian president Pierre Nkurunziza annooncit that he wad follae throu on a 2007 promise tae return Gitega its umwhile poleetical caipital status, wi Bujumbura remainin as economical caipital an center o commerce. A vote in the Pairlament o Burundi made the chynge offeecial on 16 Januar 2019, wi aw branches o govrenment expectit tae muive in ower three years.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. ""Top Burundi army officer and his wife gunned down in Bujumbura"". CGTN News. 25 Apryle 2016. Retrieved 1 Mairch 2019.
  2. "Burundi names Gitega as new capital". theeastafrican. 22 December 2018. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  3. "Burundi to change its capital city". BusinessGhana. 18 Januar 2019. Retrieved 10 Januar 2020.