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Burundi PopulationBurundi PopulationPhoto: J. Bariyanga in the public domain

Burundi is home to 11.5 million people (2017) and has a population density of approximately 470 inhabitants per square kilometer.

Population composition:


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Kirundi and French are the official languages of Burundi. Since 2014, English has been added as an official language. Kirundi is the spoken language of the vast majority of the population. Furthermore, local languages are spoken and here and there some Swahili.


Bujumbura Cathedral BurundiBujumbura Cathedral BurundiPhoto: Public domain

Christianity is the dominant faith in Burundi. More than 80% of the population is Christian. Of these, about 2/3 are Roman Catholic, the rest are Protstant. There are also followers of Islam and indigenous religions. Freedom of religion is regulated by law.


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