Total Area: 27,830 sq. km
Area under water: 2,150 sq. km
Area (land): 25,680 sq. km
Population: 11.57 million (2019 est.)
A landlocked country in East Africa, Burundi is surrounded by Congo to the west, Rwanda to the north, and Tanzania to the south and east. Lake Tanganyika constitutes two-thirds of Burundi’s western border. Burundi has four topographic zones: (1) Rusizi plains – tropical climate, (2) Congo-Nile Ridge- mild, temperate climate, (3) Central plateau – rolling hills, (4) depressions of the East and North-East – tree dotted savannah. Burundi is slightly smaller than the State of Maryland, USA.
Capital City: Bujumbura
Other cities: Bubanza, Bururi, Cibitoke, Gitega, Kayanza, Makamba, Muramvya, Muyinga, Ngozi, Rutana, Ruyigi