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Burundi: Geography#

LocationCentral Africa, east of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Geographic Coordinates3 30 S, 30 00 E -3.5,30.0
Area total: 27,830 sq km
land: 25,680 sq km
water: 2,150 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 1,140 km
border countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo 236 km, Rwanda 315 km, Tanzania 589 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Lake Tanganyika 772 m
highest point: Heha 2,670 m
Highest MountainsAs there is no entry in Wolfram we are listing mountain list of Geonames only:
According to Geonames: Cendajuru 2216 m; Rumonyi 2210 m; Rwengero 2201 m; Musongati 2169 m; Sanzu 2122 m

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Terrainhilly and mountainous, dropping to a plateau in east, some plains
Natural Hazardsflooding; landslides; drought
Natural Resourcenickel, uranium, rare earth oxides, peat, cobalt, copper, platinum, vanadium, arable land, hydropower, niobium, tantalum, gold, tin, tungsten, kaolin, limestone
Land Usearable land: 33.06%
permanent crops: 14.37%
other: 52.57% (2011)
Climateequatorial; high plateau with considerable altitude variation (772 m to 2,670 m above sea level); average annual temperature varies with altitude from 23 to 17 degrees centigrade but is generally moderate as the average altitude is about 1,700 m; average annual rainfall is about 150 cm; two wet seasons (February to May and September to November), and two dry seasons (June to August and December to January)
Irrigated Land214.3 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources12.54 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuessoil erosion as a result of overgrazing and the expansion of agriculture into marginal lands; deforestation (little forested land remains because of uncontrolled cutting of trees for fuel); habitat loss threatens wildlife populations
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Bujumbura; Muyinga; Ruyigi; Ngozi; Gitega
According to Geonames: Bujumbura; Muyinga; Ruyigi; Gitega; Ngozi

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Important Cities
Geography-notelandlocked; straddles crest of the Nile-Congo watershed; the Kagera, which drains into Lake Victoria, is the most remote headstream of the White Nile