Burundi is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of Southeast Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. It is also sometimes considered part of Central Africa. Although the country is landlocked, much of the southwestern border is adjacent to Lake Tanganyika.
Source: World Statistics Pocket Book - United Nations  
                                                                                                    Summary Statistics
Full NameRepublic of Burundi
RegionEastern Africa
Surface Area27,816 sq km (10,740 sq miles)
Population8.7 million (UN, 2012)
Major LanguagesKirundi (official), French (official), Swahili
Major ReligionChristianity, indigenous beliefs
CurrencyBurundi Franc (BIF)
Main ExportsCoffee, tea, sugar, cotton, hides
International Dialing Code+257
                                                                                                    Economic Indicators
GDP (Million Current US $)20112,340
GDP – Growth Rate at Constant 2005 prices (Annual %)20114.2
GDP per Capita (Current US $)2011273.0
Gross Fixed Capital Formation (% of GDP)201122.4
BOP – Current Account (Million US $)2011-385
CPI (2000 = 100)2011...
Labor force participation, adult female pop. (%)201183.7
Labor force participation, adult male pop. (%)201182.1
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants)20111.1
Exports (Million US$)20111,187.0
Imports (Million US$)201110,868.6
Major trading partners (% of exports)2011United Arab Emirates (29.4), Switzerland (17.1), Belgium (9.3)
Major trading partners (% of imports)2011Saudi Arabia (32.6), United Rep. Tanzania (10.2), Uganda (4.8)
                                                                                                    Social Indicators
Population growth rate (Average annual %) 2010-20151.9
Urban population growth rate (Average annual %) 2010-20154.5
Rural population growth rate (Average annual %) 2010-20151.6
Urban population (%) 201211.2 
Life expectancy at birth (Females and Males, years) 2010-201552.6/49.6
Infant mortality rate (Per 1 000 live births) 2010-201594.1
Fertility rate, total (Live births per woman) 2010-20154.1
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-20126.1
Threatened species 201256
Forested area (% of land area) 20107.0
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009191/0.0