Burundi

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Burundi in Figures

Pupulation: 10.888.000 (2013)
Area: 27.834 sq. km
Population density: 391 E/sq. km / Germany: 225 E/sq. km
Capital: Bujumbura
National language: Kirundi, French, Swahili
Religion: 85,1% Christianity, 2,5% Islam, 12,4% others
Infant mortality: 59 von 1000
Literacy rate: 67,2%
Human Development Index: 177 from 187 (2012)
Per capita income: 544 USD / Germany: 43.742 USD
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Geography

Burundi belongs to the smallest countries in Africa. In the north it joins the border with Rwanda, in the west with the Democratic Republic Of Congo and in the east with Tanzania. The largest part of the border to the Democratic Republic of Congo is in the Lake Tanganyika.

In an elevation from 1400 m to 1800 m the country is crossed by a high plateau. The hightest point is the Mont Heha with 2864 m. The river Luvironza is the frontal flow of the river Nile. Its source is located v´between Bururi and Rutara.

Climate

Compared to the other regions in the country the capital Bujumbura at Lake Tanganyika is warm and humid. The mean monthly temperatues are ranging from about 27° C to 31°C. Above 1500 m it can be very cold at night. In the northern part of the country there is almost whole year enough water available. In some areas there is now precipitation for 1 - 2 months.

Challange

The challange is not the water scarcity but that the available water is polluted and that the way to the source / standpipe is far and arduous. The population often does not know that water should be boild before drinking.