Largest Cities in Burundi
Facts about Burundi
Official languages: French, Kirundi
Area: 27,830 km²
Population: 9.9 million residents
Population density: 354.41 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .bi
ISO codes: BI, BDI, 108
The telephone code for Burundi is +257
Burundi is a state in East Africa. Inland Burundi is one of the smallest states in Africa. It is located south of the equator on the Watershed between the Nile and the Congo. The story is marked by tribal feuds (Hutsi, vs Tuti). As German East Africa and as a Belgian protectorate, it had been ruled by colonialism since 1884 and gained independence in 1962. The unstable situation in the country repeatedly resulted in bloody massacres between the warring tribes, for example in 1972 and 1993. Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world.
Biggest Cities of Burundi by Population
The current capital is called Gitega, it is also the second largest city in the country. It was also the capital of the former kingdom of the same name. It has only been the capital since 2018.
The capital of Burundi used to be called Bujumbura. This city is located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in the southwest of the country. This is also the administrative center as well as the economic center of the country. The new capital is about 60 kilometers from the old one. It is still the largest city in the country, but just no longer the capital.