Burundi bəro͞onˈdē [key], officially Republic of Burundi, republic (2020 est. pop. 11,890,000), 10,747 sq mi (27,834 sq km), E central Africa. It borders on Rwanda in the north, on Tanzania in the east, on Lake Tanganyika in the southwest, and on Congo (Kinshasa) in the west. Gitega is the capital; Bujumbura, the former capital, is the largest city and economic center.

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