Facts

Geography

Hilly and mountainous declining to a plateau in the east.

Rank
Burundi is located in central Africa bordering DR Congo, Tanzania and Rwanda.

Area
27,830 km

Capital
Bujumbura (250,000 inhabitants)

Highest point
Heha 2,670 m above sea level.

Lowest point
Tanganyika 950 m above sea level.

Climate
A total of the equator with large height differences, which means large variations in temperature.

Average annual rainfall
150 cm.
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Environment

Annual electricity consumption per. head
28.48 kWh (2001)

Annual oil comsumtion per 1,000 inhabitants
0.44 barrels

Annual CO2 emissions per. head
0.03 metric tons.

Its share of global CO2 emissions
~ 0 per cent.

People

Populations
Hutus 85 percent., Tutsi 14 percent., twa (Pygmies) 1 per cent., 3000 Europeans, sydasiater 2000.

Language
Kirundi (official), French (official), Swahili (by Lake Tanganyika and in Bujumbura area).

Population
6.4 million. population (estimated July 2005)

Population
2.22 percent. (estimated 2005)

Births
39.66 births per. 1,000 (estimated 2005)

Deaths
17.43 deaths per. 1,000 (estimated 2005)

Infant mortality
69.29 deaths per. 1000 live births (estimated 2005)

Fertility Rate
5.81 births per. woman (estimated 2005)

Life expectancy
The entire population: 43.5 years.
Men: 42.91 years.
Women: 44.12 years (estimated 2005)

Health

AIDS patients
6.0 percent. or 250,000 people (estimated 2003)

Number of AIDS deaths each. years
25,000 (estimated 2003)

Other diseases
High-risk country. Eating or drinking water-borne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A and typhoid. In addition, there is a high risk of malaria.

Access to clean drinking water
78 percent. (2000)

Number of physicians per. 100,000 inhabitants
0989 (2004)

Number of nurses per. 100,000 inhabitants
28.45 (2004)

Education
48.4 percent. illiterates (2003)

Communications and infrastructure

Railway lines
Unknown.

Motor and highways, asphalt ready
1028 km (1999)

Uasfalterede roads
13,452 km (1999)

per Radios. 1,000
70.61

per TV. 1,000
4.01

phones in use
23,900 (2003)

Mobile phones in use
64,000 (2003)

Internet users
14,000 (2003)

Religion
Christians
67 percent. (Roman Catholic 62 percent., Protestants 5 percent.)

Indigenous religions
23 percent.

Muslims
10 percent.

Economic

Burundi is a resource-poor country with an underdeveloped industrial sector. There is very much a rural economy; over 90 percent. of the population is employed in this sector. Economic growth is dependent on coffee and tea exports, which account for 90 percent. its earnings of foreign currency. The ability to pay for imports depends largely on weather and international coffee and tepriser. The long civil war and the continuing unstable security situation has affected Burundi's economy very negatively.

Currency
1 Burundi franc = 0.005952 kroner (July 2005).

GDP
24.6 billion. DKK (estimated 2004)

GDP. capita
3,700 kroner (estimated 2004) (Denmark: 260,000 DKK)

Growth
3.0 percent. (estimated 2004)

GDP by sector
Agriculture: 48.1 percent., industry: 19.0 percent., service: 32.9 percent. (estimated 2004)

Population below poverty line
68 percent. (estimated 2002)

Inflation Rate
8.5 percent. (estimated 2004)

Workforce
2.99 million. (2002)

Workforce by industry
Agriculture: 93.6 percent., industry: 2.3 percent., services: 4.1 (estimated 2002)

Unemployment
Unknown.

Industrial
Small consumer goods like shoes and soap and madtilberedning.

Agricultural
Coffee, cotton, tea, maize, sorghum, potato, banana, cassava, meat, milk and hides.

Export
196.1 million. DKK (estimated 2004)

exports
Coffee, tea, sugar, cotton, hides ..

largest trading partners (export)
Switzerland 25.8 percent., Germany 12.2 percent., Belgium 7.9 percent., United States 5.5 percent., Thailand 5.3 percent., Rwanda 5.2 percent. (2004)

Import
851.3 million. DKK (estimated 2004)

Import Goods
means of production, petroleum, food.

largest trading partners (imports)
Kenya 11.7 percent., Tanzania 9.6 per cent., United States 9.1 percent., Belgium 9 percent., France 8.8 percent., Italy 5.4 percent., Japan 4.8 percent. , Uganda 4.8 percent., Zambia 4.2 percent. (2004)

Foreign
7.0 billion. DKK (estimated 2002)

International economic aid per. capita
116 kroner (2003)

Costs for military as a percentage of GDP
6 percent. (2004)
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