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Republic of BURUNDI
Humanitarian Country Profile - IRIN



Arial: 25680 sq km (REUTERS)
Population: 8,2 million (2006 DESA)
Etnicity: 85% Hutu, 14% Tutsi, 1% Twa (Pygmies)
Religion: Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%, Indigenous Beliefs 32%, Muslim 1%
Languages: Kirundi, French (Swahili along Lake Tanganyika and in Bujumbura)
Income per capita: USD 110 (World Bank Statisics 2000)
Occupation: 90% farming (peasants)
Agri. poduction: Coffee - 80% of export earnings, brewing, cotton, tea, corn, sorghum, sweet potatoes, bananas, manioc, beef, milk,sugar agricultural product (proseccing)
Industry production: Match production, textiles, cloth, blankets, shoes, soap, cloth.
Natural Resourses: Nickel, uranium, rare earth oxides, peat, cobalt, copper, platinum, vanadium.
Nature: Forest - 3,37% (annual deforestaton rate 9% (World Bank Statisics 2000). Mountainnous country with partly savanna like wegitation.

Population from 1960 (estimates)
1960 - 2,9mill
1970 - 3,5mill
1980 - 4,1mill
1990 - 5,4mill
2000 - 6,8mill (Population Growth 2.38%) 2001 Estimate
2003 - 7,5 mill
2005 - 7,8 mill
2007 - 8,2 mill

REUTERS : BURUNDI

COUTRY PROFILES - WEB-LINKS:
CAPLEX about Burundi (in Norwegian): Country Pofile and History
OCHA Burundi: Country Profile and News
CIA - The World Factbook - on Burundi