|Currency||Burundi franc (BIF)|
|Area|| total: 27,830 km2
water: 2,180 km2
land: 25,650 km2
|Population||8,090,068 (July 2006 est.)|
|Language||Kirundi (official), French (official), Swahili (along Lake Tanganyika and in the Bujumbura area)|
|Religion||Christian 67% (Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%), indigenous beliefs 23%, Muslim 10%|
Burundi is a small country in East Africa, although it has some cultural and geographical ties with Central Africa. It is surrounded by Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.