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Burundi is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa. Learn more about its culture, people, economy down below:

The country’s capital Bujumbara has the largest port.

A majority of the population of Burundi lives in villages that are scattered throughout the highlands.

Ninety percent of the population of Burundi is employed in agriculture.

Flag of Burundi – divided by a white diagonal cross into red panels (top and bottom) and green panels (hoist side and fly side) with a white disk superimposed at the center bearing three red six-pointed stars outlined in green arranged in a triangular design (one star above, two stars below); green symbolizes hope and optimism, white purity and peace, and red the blood shed in the struggle for independence; the three stars in the disk represent the three major ethnic groups: Hutu, Twa, Tutsi, as well as the three elements in the national motto: unity, work, progress.

Cows play a significant role in the national culture. A typical Kirundi greeting, “Amashyo,” translates as “May you have herds of cattle.” Cattle are a symbol of health, happiness, and prosperity.

Burundi became independent on July 1, 1962.

Mount Heha is the highest point in Burundi. It is 2684 m, or 8,806 feet high.

.The country has two official languages – French and Kirundi.

There are seven airports and 12,322 km of total railway in the country.

The official currency of Burundi—the Burundi Franc—was first issued in 1963.