Official name: Republic of Burundi
Area: 27,834 sq. km
Official languages: Kirundi and French
Other languages: Swahili (Bujumbura and its outskirts, also in the main cities of the country).
Population: 10, 888, 321 (2013)
Religions: Christians (82.8%), Indigenous Belief (11%), Muslims (2%), and others.
Independence day: 1 July 1962 from Belgium
Structure of Government:
Executive: The President is both the Chief of state and the Head of government. The President is elected by direct universal suffrage for a 5-year term that is renewable once.
Legislative: The bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate and the National Assembly. Members of the Senate serve a 5-year term. Deputies of the National Assembly also serve a 5-year term. The remaining seats in Parliament are reserved for former heads of state and various ethnic groups.
Judicial: The Supreme Court is the highest court in the country. There are 4 Courts of Appeal. County Courts and Courts of Residence are subordinate courts.
Foreign policy: Burundi is a member of UN, AU, IMF, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS,ILO, Interpol, UNHCR, IOM, OIF, UNESCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO,WTO, etc.
GDP: 2.472 billion USD (IMF est. 2012)
Main economic resources: coffee, tea, cotton, corn, cassava, beans, sorghum, sweet potatoes, etc
Major Trading Partners: Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Uganda, Kenya, etc
Mixed legal system modeled on Belgian civil law and customary law.
International: United Nations Treaty Online collection
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