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Capital:
Bujumbura
Government:
Presidential Republic
Current Head of Government:
Évariste Ndayishimiye
Economy:
  • Predominately agricultural.
  • Agriculture accounts for just over 30% of GDP and employs more than 90% of the population.
  • Primary exports are coffee and tea.
Population:
11,865,821 (2020) (77th)
Land Size:
: 27,834 sq km (10,747 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Hutu: 85%
  • Tutsi: 14%
  • Twa: 1%
Religions:
  • Christianity: 67% (Roman Catholic: 62%, Protestant: 5%)
  • Indigenous beliefs: 23%
  • Islam: 10%
Languages(s):
  • Kirundi (official)
  • French (official)
  • Swahili (along Lake Tanganyika and in the Bujumbura area)