The Republic of Burundi is a small, landlocked African country of 27,830 square kilometers. It shares borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Tanzania and has a population of about 10 million.

The population of Burundi is made up of 85% Hutu, 14% Tutsi, and 1% Twa. The three groups speak the same language, practice the same religion, share the same customs, and live in the same areas. Life expectancy at birth is around 59 years. According to the CIA Factbook, official languages are Kirundi (official), French (official), Kiswahili, and English. The religious landscape is composed of Roman Catholic 61%, Protestant 21%, and Muslim 2.5%. Burundi has one of the youngest populations in the region: 45.6% of the population are under the age of ...

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