Burundi: Location, History, Size, Population, & Government

About the location, history, size, population, and government in the country of Burundi.

BURUNDI

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Location--A landlocked nation in Central Africa; to the north, Rwanda; to the east and southeast, Tanzania; to the west, Lake Tanganyika and Zaire.

How Created-see Rwanda.

Size--10,759 sq. mi. (27,865 sq. km.).

Population--4 million: Hutu, 86%; Tutsi, 13%; Twa Pygmies, 1%. 51% Roman Catholic, 45% Animist, 4% Protestant, 1% Muslim.

Who Rules--The President and the Political Bureau of the Unity and National Progress party (UPRONA).

Who REALLY Rules--UPRONA is the only political party. Burundi receives aid from China, Belgium, the UN, the U.S., the Common Market, France, and West Germany.

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