The Lord's Move to Africa

Burundi

The Lord’s Testimony

Updated February 19, 2020

No. of meeting places: 1
No. of saints regularly meeting: 2

Country Profile

Location: East Africa, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, west of Tanzania 
Geographical Size: land: 25,680 sq km, water: 2,150 sq km 
Climate: equatorial; high plateau with considerable altitude variation (772 m to 2,670 m above sea level); average annual temperature varies with altitude from 23 to 17 degrees Celsius but is generally moderate as the average altitude is about 1,700 m; average annual rainfall is about 150 cm; two wet seasons (February to May and September to November), and two dry seasons (June to August and December to January) 
Population: 11,844,520 (July 2018 est.) 
Population Growth Rate: 3.23% (2018 est.) 
Languages: Kirundi 29.7% (official), Kirundi and other language 9.1%, French (official); French and other language 0.3%, Swahili; Swahili and other language 0.2% (along Lake Tanganyika and in the Bujumbura area), English (official); English and other language 0.06%, more than 2 languages 3.7%, 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.) 
Government Type: presidential republic 
Capital City: Gitega (political capital), Bujumbura (commercial capital) Economy: Agriculture accounts for over 40% of GDP and employs more than 90% of the population. Burundi's primary exports are coffee and tea. 
GDP (Purchase power parity): $8.007 billion (2017 est.) Communications: Fixed line telephone 23,409 (2017 est.) Mobile Cellular 5,920,612 (2017 est.) Internet users 574,236 (July 2016 est.) Information and map From CIA