Burundi

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Republic o Burundi
Republika y'u Burundi
République du Burundi
Banner Coat o airms
(Banner) (Coat o airms)
Motto: "Ubumwe, Ibikorwa, Iterambere"  (Kirundi)
"Unité, Travail, Progrès"  (French)
"Unity, Wirk, Progress" 1
Burundi
Offeecial leid Kirundi, French
Caipital
(an lairgest ceety)
Bujumbura
Guvrenment 
 - Preses
Pierre Nkurunziza
Aurie
 - Tot
 - % watter

27,834 km²
7.7%
Population
 - 2009
 - 2008 census
 - Density
 
8,988,091
8,038,618
323/km²
Foondin
 - Independence frae Belgium
1 Julie 1962
Siller Burundi franc (BIF)
Time zone UTC + 2, Simmer: UTC + 2
Naitional anthem Burundi bwacu (Oor Burundi)
Internet TLD .bi
Cawin code 257

Burundi (pronounced [buˈɾundi]), offeecially the Republic o Burundi, is a landlocked kintra in the Great Lakes region o Eastren Africa bordered bi Rwanda tae the north, Tanzanie tae the east an sooth, an the Democratic Republic o the Congo tae the wast. Its size is juist unner 28,000 km² wi an estimatit population o amaist 8,700,000. Its caipital is Bujumbura. Although the kintra is landlocked, muckle o the soothwastren border is adjacent tae Lake Tanganyika.

The Twa, Tutsi, an Hutu fowks hae occupied Burundi since the kintra's formation five centuries ago. Burundi wis ruled as a kinrick bi the Tutsi for ower twa hunder years. Housomivver, at the beginnin o the twintiet century, Germany an Belgium occupied the region, an Burundi an Rwanda became a European colony kent as Ruanda-Urundi.

Poleetical unrest occurred throughoot the region acause o social differences atween the Tutsi an Hutu, provokin civil war in Burundi throughoot the middle twintiet century. Presently, Burundi is governed as a presidential representative democratic republic. Saxtie-twa percent o Burundians are Roman Catholic, aicht tae ten percent are Muslims an the rest follae indigenous beliefs an ither Christian denominations.

Burundi is ane o the ten poorest kintras in the warld. Burundi haes a law gross domestic product lairgely due tae ceevil wars, corruption, poor access tae education, an the effects o HIV/AIDS. Burundi is densely populatit, wi substantial emigration. Cobalt an copper are amang Burundi's natural resources. Some o Burundi's main exports include coffee an sugar.

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