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Kids in a classroom in Burundi
Kids in a classroom in Burundi

Kids in Burundi

Burundi faces significant food security and nutrition challenges: extreme poverty, gender inequality, frequent natural disasters, political instability, and poor access to clean water, health care and education.





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Capital: Gitega

Location: Central Africa, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, west of Tanzania

Government: Republic of Burundi

Currency: Burundi francs (BIF)

Area: 27,830 sq km

Population: 12,241,065 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Kirundi only 29.7% (official); French only .3% (official); Swahili only .2%; English only .1% (official); Kirundi and French 8.4%; Kirundi, French, and English 2.4%, other language combinations 2%, unspecified 56.9% (2008 est.)

Religion: Roman Catholic 62.1%, Protestant 23.9% (includes Adventist 2.3% and other Protestant 21.6%), Muslim 2.5%, other 3.6%, unspecified 7.9% (2008 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+2

Tel Code: +257

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