Burundi is a small but densely populated country. It is slightly smaller than the state of Hawaii, but with eight times the population. It is the 20th most densely populated country in the world.

In January 2019, the Parliament of Burundi voted to move the capital city from Bujumbura to Gitega to promote urbanization and infrastructural development.  Gitega is a city of about 120,000 compared to more than a million in Bujumbura.

Burundi is in East Africa, and has a population of 11.18 million. Its capital is Gitega, and its currency is the Burundian franc. Its official language is the Kirundi.

They celebrate many holidays including: 

It has no world heritage sites, but it does have three national parks:

  1. Kibira National Park
  2. Ruvubu National Park
  3. Rusizi National Park

Want to learn more? Check out Burundi’s tourism website!

Also check out the National Museum of Gitega.

Fun activities to do

To download the flag and map:

  1. Click on the image
  2. Right-click and select Save Image As…
Also try making a postcard and it’s stamp! Try filling in your suitcase for the trip!