National Symbols of Burundi

Burundi is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: Rwanda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, . The capital of Burundi is Gitega.

The official language is Kirundi and the Burundian franc is the currency of the Burundi. The domain is .bi and the country code is +257.

National day is celebrated on 1 Jul 1962. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Burundi is no exception.

In Burundi, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Burundian people. Sorghum beer is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Burundi. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Burundian symbol.

The country was founded by Cambarantama. The current president of Burundi is Évariste Ndayishimiye and Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni is the Prime Minister.

In Burundi the power plugs and sockets are of type C, E. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Burundian national anthem was written by Jean-Baptiste Ntahokaja and others and composed by Marc Barengayabo.

Country information

Former name(s) Urundi-Ubrundi-Bruwanda
Official name(s) Republic of Burundi
Alternative name(s) Republic of Burundi (official, English)
Regional location Central Africa, east of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Country name etymology "Land of the Ikirundi speakers"
Climate Equatorial; high plateau with considerable altitude variation (772 m to 2,670 m above sea level)
Terrain Hilly and mountainous, dropping to a plateau in east, some plains
Population 11,890,784
National Day 1 Jul 1962
Language(s) Kirundi
Religion Christianity Catholic, Traditional faiths, & Islam
Country code +257
Literacy rate 61.6%
Currency Burundian franc
Capital city Gitega
Domain(TLD) .bi
Ethnicity Hutu, Tutsi, & Twa
Head of government President
Nationality Burundian
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 27,834 km2 (10,747 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+2 (CAT)
Average elevation 1,525 to 2,000 m (5,000 to 6,500 ft)
Coastline 0 Km (landlocked)
Mains electricity 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Burundi

Flag map of Burundi

Motto of Burundi

Unité, Travail, Progrès - "Unity, Work, Progress"

National animal of Burundi

The National animal of Burundi is Transvaal Lion

National Animal of Burundi - Transvaal Lion

National flower of Burundi

The National flower of Burundi is Bujumbura flower. Botanical name is Rotheca Myricoides.

National flower of Burundi - Bujumbura flower

National bird of Burundi

The National bird of Burundi is Great blue turaco

National bird of Burundi - Great blue turaco

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Burundian Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Wherever Burundi points the finger, a house is built.

Don’t tell any more fairy tales when the child has gone to sleep.

The reception has more value than the invitation.

A night without roosters will still end.

A mother’s wrath does not survive the night.

Without effort no harvest will be abundant.

A mother’s behind sins when it sits down.

A tree is straightened while it is still young.

Too many words blacken your ears.

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