Country: Burundi

Population: 8,390,505

Capital: Bujumbura

Time Zone: UTC+2

Currency Name: Burundi franc (BIF)

Government Type: Republic

Languages: Kirundi (official), French (official), Swahili (along Lake Tanganyika and in the Bujumbura area)

Ethnic Breakdown: Hutu (Bantu) 85%, Tutsi (Hamitic) 14%, Twa (Pygmy) 1%, Europeans 3,000, South Asians 2,000

Religion: Christian 67% (Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%), indigenous beliefs 23%, Muslim 10%

Major Cities: Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso

Phone Country Code: 257

Health Concerns: very high risk of food, waterborne and vectorborne diseases (diarrhea, Hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria)

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: June - September

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, e

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Venuste Niyongabo became the first Burundi runner to win a gold medal in the Olympics