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Burundi is a country in East Africa. It is bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Burundi's area is just under 28 000 km ², and the country has an estimated population of over 10 million. Its capital is Bujumbura. Although the country is a landlocked country located much of the southwestern border along Lake Tanganyika.

The climate is tropical, but moderated by hills. Average temperatures range from approximately. 23 ° C along Lake Tanganyika to 20 ° C on plateaus and about. 16 ° C on the highest mountain slopes. Annual precipitation amounts to about 1,200 mm on the plateaus and over 1400 mm upper boundary mountains. It tapers down to approx. 750 mm at Lake Tanganyika. There are two rainy seasons, the longest from February to May.

Burundi is one of the ten poorest countries in the world. The country has a low gross domestic product largely due to civil wars, poor educational opportunities and impacts of HIV / AIDS. Burundi is densely populated and experiencing great exodus. Cobalt and copper are among the country's natural resources, and the main export products are coffee and sugar.

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