Bujumbura, Burundi

Bujumbura is the capital, largest city and main port of Burundi. It is located on the western part of the country, on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika. Situated at 774 m (2,539 ft) above sea level, Bujumbura covers 86.54 sq km (33.41 sq mi) and has a population of over 800,000 people (2012 estimate).

More on Bujumbura

Bujumbura traces its history to the late 19th century, when it grew from a small village into a German military installation in 1889. The settlement was originally known as Usumbura. During the Burundi independence in 1962, the name was changed to Bujumbura. Since independence, the city has been rocked by clashes between Hutu militias and Tutsi-dominated Burundi army. As a result, the development of Bujumbura has been greatly affected.

Visiting Bujumbura

The Bujumbura International Airport (BJM) receives flights from Addis Ababa,

Brussels, Entebbe, Johannesburg, Kigali, Mwanza and Nairobi.

Places of Interest in Bujumbura

  1. Burundi Geological Museum
  2. Burundi Museum of Life
  3. Cathedral of Bujumbura
  4. Livingstone-Stanley Monument at Mugere
  5. Musée Vivant
  6. Rusizi National Park

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