Top Ten Burundian Attractions

Top Ten Burundian Attractions

       Burundi is a landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of Eastern Africa bordered by Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its size is just under 28,000 km² with an estimated population of over 10,000,000. Its capital is Bujumbura. Although the country is landlocked, much of the southwestern border is adjacent to Lake Tanganyika. The Twa, Tutsi, and Hutu peoples have occupied Burundi since the country’s formation five centuries ago. Burundi was ruled as a kingdom by the Tutsi for over 200 years. However, at the beginning of the 20th century, Germany and Belgium occupied the region, and Burundi and Rwanda became a European colony known as Ruanda-Urundi. Political unrest occurred throughout the region because of social differences between the Tutsi and Hutu, provoking civil war in Burundi throughout the middle of the 20th century. Presently, Burundi is governed as a presidential representative democratic republic.Burundi is one of the ten poorest countries in the world and has one of the lowest per capita GDP of any nation.Burundi has a low gross domestic product largely due to civil wars, corruption, poor access to education, and the effects of HIV/AIDS.Burundi is densely populated, with substantial emigration. Cobalt and copper are among Burundi’s natural resources. Some of Burundi’s main exports include coffee and sugar.

  1. Bujumbura
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    Bujumbura is the capital and largest city and main port of Burundi and ships most of the country’s chief export, coffee, as well as cotton, skins, and tin ore. It is located on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bujumbura,
  2. Muramvya
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    Muramvya is one of the 17 provinces of Burundi. The capital is Muramvya. It is also known as “Iwabo W’Imana.” It has a unique cultural landscape, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List for the region’s cultural and natural landscape. The area is renowned for the route of enthronement of the Bami (or kings), the royal capital of Mbuye, the necropolis of the queens mothers in Mpotsa, and the royal necropolis of Nkiko-Mugamba, amongst other things.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muramvya_Province,
  3. Links: Attractions, African Attractions, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi,