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About Burundi

Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country encompassed by Rwanda, Congo, and Tanzania. Burundi is part of the East African Community and a potential member of the planned East African Federation. Economic growth in Burundi is relatively steady but Burundi is still behind neighbouring countries

Economically, Burundi is a resource-poor country with an underdeveloped manufacturing sector. The economy is predominantly agricultural with coffee and tea being the primary exports along with cotton tea, maize, sorghum, sweet potatoes, bananas, manioc (tapioca); beef, milk, and hides

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityGitega
Government TypeUnitary presidential constitutional republic
Official LanguagesKirundi, French, English
Currency Burundian franc, BIF
Phone Code +257
Important CitiesBujumbura, Muyinga, Ruyigi, Ngozi, Rutana, Bururi, Makamba, Kayanza, Muramvya, Cibitoke, Bubanza
National DayIndependence Day (1st Jul)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking166 (Below Average)
Primary Industrieslight consumer goods such as blankets, shoes, soap, assembly of imported components, public works construction, food processing Agriculture: coffee, cotton, tea, corn, sorghum, sweet potatoes, bananas, manioc (tapioca); beef, milk, hides
Major ExportsCoffee, Gold, Tea, Niobium, Tantalum, Vanadium and Zirconium Ore, Raw Lead, Salt, sulphur, stone, cement, Optical, technical, medical apparatus, Electrical machinery, equipment, Ores, slag, ash.
Major Exports to IndiaWood, Chemicals, Metals
Major Importscapital goods, petroleum products, foodstuffs, Iron & Steel, Pharmaceutical Products, Sugars and Sugar Confectionery, Machinery, Mechanical Appliances, Fertilisers.
Major Imports from IndiaChemicals, Metals, Wood
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with Indiabilateral relations, Regional Economic Communities (RECs)
Bordering NationsRwanda, Tanzania
Member ofAfrican Union(AU), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa(COMESA), East African Community(EAC), Group of 77(G77), Organisation of African Unity(OAU), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie(OIF), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy Details for BurundiHigh Commission of India in Kampala (accredited to Barundi)
H.E.Mr. Upender Singh Rawat
Honourable High Commissioner
Plot number 11, Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, P.O.Box 7040, Kampala
256-41-4344631; +256-41-4342994; +256-70-0542440


Embassy Details of Burundi in IndiaEmbassy of the Republic of Burundi
H.E. Brig. General Aloys Bizindavyi
E-9/18, Vasant ViharNew Delhi - 110057
+91-11-46151947 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Burundi in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Arpan Mitra
Honorary Consul
Sutanuti Building 12, Ho-Chi-Minh Sarani Kolkata-700 071