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Burundi occupies the geographical spot, 3°30’ South and 30°00’ East. In particular, it is situated in Eastern Africa surrounded by Democratic Republic of Congo (West), Rwanda (North), and Tanzania (South and East). Located near the equator, the country is characterized by a tropical equatorial climate.

Considered as a small country, territorial boundary is only 28,000sq km. From the territorial area, 92% of which is land while only 8% is water. Land area is distributed into arable land (36%), permanent crops (13%), and others (51%). As a landlocked territory without any coastline, bodies of water are limited to the Tanganyika Lake, Lake Victoria, Nile River, Ruvubu River, etc.

Burundian State has political subdivisions of varying scope. The Republic is divided into seventeen provinces which are subdivided into 117 communes. In turn, these district equivalents are further subdivided into 2638 collines which are small communities on hilltops.

Surrounded by land and water resources, Burundi has many different natural attractions. These include national parks (Kibira National Park, Ruvubu National Park, Ruzizi National Park, ), national reserves (Makamba Natural Reserve, Buriri Natural Reserve, and Rwihinda Lake Natural Reserve), lakes (Lake Tanganyika and Lake Victoria), and other bodies of water (Saga Beach, Karera Falls, Kibabi Hot Springs, and Source Du Nil).

Attributed to its rich cultural and historical heritage, Burundi has a collection of historical sites, too. These include museums (Burundi Geological Museum, Burundi Museum of life, National Museum in Gitega, Musee Vivant) mausoleums (Livingstone-Stanley Monument, Mausoleum of Prince Louis Rwagasore) and others (French Cultural Centre and Pyramid in Rutovu).

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