Burundi

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Republika y'u Burundi
République du Burundi

Republic of Burundi
Anthem: Burundi bwacu
Capital [[has capital::Bujumbura]]
3°30′S 30°00′E
Largest city Bujumbura
Official language(s) Kirundi, French
Government Republic
Area  
 - Total 27,830 km²
27,830,000,000 m²
278,300 ha
10,745.223 miles²
 (146th)
  10,745 sq mi 
 - Water (%) 7.8%
Population  
 - 2005 est. 7,548,000 (countries by population|94th)
 - Density 206.1/km² (43rd)
533.8/sq mi 
GDP (PPP) 2003 estimate
 - Total 4,5172 (142)
 - Per capita 627 (163)
HDI (2003) 0.378 (169th) – low
Currency [[Uses currency::Burundi franc (FBu)]] (BIF)
Time zone [[Located in::CAT zone]] (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+2)
Internet TLD [[Has internet TLD::.bi]]
Calling code +257
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Burundi (/bʊˈɹʌndɪ/), officially the Republic of Burundi, is a country in the Great Lakes region of Africa. The former name was Urundi. Urundi is the shortened form of "Urundi Rwanda" ("The other Rwanda"), as the Belgian colonial powers formerly referred to the territory. It is bordered by Rwanda on the north, Tanzania on the south and east, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the west. Although the country is landlocked, much of its western border is adjacent to Lake Tanganyika. The country's modern name is derived from its Bantu language, Kirundi.

Geographically isolated, facing population pressures and having sparse resources, Burundi is one of the poorest and most conflict-ridden countries in Africa and in the world. Its small size belies the magnitude of the problems it faces in reconciling the claims of the Tutsi minority with the Hutu majority.