Where is Burundi?

Burundi is located in the Southern Africa region at latitude -3.373056 and longitude 29.918886 and is part of the African continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 3° 22' 23.00'' S
  • 29° 55' 7.99'' E

You can see the location of Burundi on the world map below:

Burundi Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Burundi (BI) are:

  1. Congo (the Democratic Republic of the) (CD)
  2. Rwanda (RW)
  3. Tanzania (the United Republic of) (TZ)

Burundi is a landlocked country, which means it does not have direct access to the open ocean.

Burundi Related Content

Burundi Key Facts

CountryBurundi
CoordinatesLatitude: -3.373056
Longitude: 29.918886
Country CodesAlpha 2: BI
Alpha 3: BDI
Country Flag Emoji🇧🇮
Int. Phone Prefix+257
Capital cityBujumbura
Continent
Subcontinent
Africa
Southern Africa
Country Area27,830 sq km
Population 202112,255,429
World Rank: 77
Median Age15.6
Life expectancy61.7
Major languagesKirundi 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.) note: data represent languages read and written by people 10 years of age or older; spoken Kirundi is nearly universal
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+02:00
Internet TLD.bi
Biggest AirportBujumbura International Airport (BJM)
Average temperature19.80 °C
67.64 °F
Administrative Divisions18 provinces
Political systemPresidential representative democratic republic

Burundi Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLow income
World Bank RegionSub-Saharan Africa
CurrencyBurundi Franc (BIF)
GDP in 2020$2.8 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 166
GDP per capita in 2020$234
World Rank: 195
Major Industries / Economic SectorsAgriculture, mining, manufacturing, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, United Arab Emirates, India, Kenya, Belgium
Top 5 Export CountriesRwanda, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, India, Belgium

Biggest Cities in Burundi

Here are the largest cities in Burundi based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Bujumbura 658,859
Gitega 41,944
Ngozi 39,884
Gitega 23,167
Kayanza 21,767
Bubanza 20,031
Gatumba 11,700
Karuzi 10,705
Kirundo 10,024
Muyinga 9,609

Map of Burundi with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Southern Africa Region