Friday, August 14, 2009

Tour across Africa - Burundi

Welcome to a yet another Day Africa . Hope you’ve enjoyed the previous edition of TOUR across Africa?
Keep your Posts and comments coming in. In this Edition of our TOUR across Africa, we will be taking you to the land of Burundi.
Basic facts about Burundi

The Capital of Burundi is Bujumbura
Languages: French and Kirundi are the official languages and Swahili is widely spoken along Lake Tanganyika and in the Bujumbura area.

Currency: The official currency is the Burundian franc (BIF), which is divided into 100 centimes. Since Burundi started issuing its own currency, centimes have not been produced.

Ethnic Groups: Hutu 85%, Tutsi 14% and Twa pygmies 1%
Religions: Christianity 67%, Indigenous 23% and Islam 10%

Geography: landlocked on a rolling plateau with Lake Tanganyika in its southwest corner
Burundi shears Border with countries like: Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania
Agriculture products includes: Coffee, Tea, Cotton, Tobacco, Sugarcane, Bananas, Maize, Manioc, Sweet Potatoes, Irish Potatoes, Beans, Peas, Wheat, Peanuts, Vegetables, Plantains, Livestock and Fish

With a population of about 7.5 million and a growing rate of about 3.4%, the life expentancy rate is about 44

Literacy rate is about 59.3% for men and women

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