Burundi is a
landlocked country located in east-central Africa. It borders with Rwanda to
its north, Tanzania to the east and south and to the west by Zaire.
Burundi is very mountainous, with a western range of mountains running north
and south and continuing into Rwanda. The only land below 3,000 ft is a narrow
strip of plain along the Ruzizi River which forms the western border north of
Lake Tanganyika. From the mountains eastwards, the land declines gradually,
dropping to about 4,500 ft toward the southeastern and southern border. The
average elevation of the central plateau is 5,600 ft.
rivers form natural boundaries for most the country. The Akanuaru and the
Kagera separate Burundi from Rwanda along many sections of the common border.
The Kagera and the Ruvuvu are important as the southernmost sources of the
Nile. Most of Burundi's southern border is formed by the Malagarazi
|The Africa Guide's recommended book
|| Burundi Country Study Guide (World Country Study Guide
(amazon.com) - USA
by USA International Business
This study guide contains basic information on economy,
government, business, history and geography, climate, traditions, people,
places to visit. Provides information on government, political organizations,
and more... Includes basic statistics, information on the most important
business contacts and business travel. Updated annually.
|The Africa Guide's recommended
|| Burundi Map (Maps Worldwide)
Geographique National (IGN) Series Countries & Cities
Map, Scale 1:250 000
A general map of Burundi with place name index and
street map of Bujumbura.