English French German Spanish Swahili

Cities

Burundi is sub-divided into 17 provinces and 129 communes. The administrative provinces are each named according to their respective capitals and include the following communes: 

ProvincePopulation
(according to census 16/08/2008)
Communes
Bujumbura Mairie 497,166 Buterere, Buyenzi, Bwiza, Cibitoke, Gihosha, Kamenge, Kanyosha, Kinama, Kinindo, Musaga, Ngagara, Nyakabiga, Rohero
Bujumbura Rural 555,933 Isale, Kabezi, Kanyosha, Mubimbi, Mugongo-Manga, Muhuta, Mukiki, Bugarama, Mutambu, Mutimbuzi, Nyabiraba
Bubanza 338,023 Bubanza, Gihanga, Mpanda, Musigati, Rugazi
Bururi 574,013 Burambi, Bururi, Buyengero. Matana, Mugamba, Rumonge, Rutovu, Songa, Vyanda
Cibitoke 460,435 Buganda, Bukinanyana, Mabayi, Mugina, Murwi, Rugombo
Cankuzo 228,873 Cankuzo, Cendajuru, Gisagara, Kigamba, Mishiha
Gitega 725,223 Bugendana, Bukirasazi, Buraza, Giheta, Gishubi, Nyarusange, Gitega, Itaba, Makebuko, Mutaho, Ryansoro
Kayanza 585,412 Butaganzwa, Gahombo, Gatara, Kabarore, Kayanza, Matongo, Muhanga, Muruta, Rango
Karuzi 436,443 Bugenyuzi, Buhiga (Buhuga), Gihogazi, Gitaramuka, Mutumba, Nyabikere, Shombo
Kirundo 628,256 Bugabira, Busoni, Bwambarangwe, Gitobe, Kirundo, Ntega, Vumbi
Muyinga 632,409 Buhinyuza, Butihinda, Gashoho, Gasorwe, Giteranyi, Muyinga, Mwakiro
Makamba 430,899 Kayogoro, Kibago, Mabanda, Makamba, Nyanza-Lac, Vugizo
Mwaro 273,143 Bisoro, Gisozi, Kayokwe, Ndava, Nyabihanga, Rusaka
Muramvya 292,589 Bukeye, Kiganda, Mbuye, Muramvya, Rutegama
Ngozi 660,717 Busiga, Gashikanwa, Kiremba, Marangara, Mwumba, Ngozi, Nyamurenza, Ruhororo, Tangara
Rutana 333,510 Bukemba, Giharo, Gitanga, Mpinga (-Kayove), Musongati, Rutana
Ruyigi 400,530 Butaganzwa, Butezi, Bweru, Gisuru, Kinyinya, Nyabitsinda, Ryigi


To the north-West of Burundi, on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika lies its bustling capital Bujumbara, the economic and administrative center of the country. Recent statistics provided by the United Nations put Bujumbara´s population at 605, 000 in 2011. (http://data.un.org/CountryProfile.aspx?crName=Burundi)

Formally known as Usumbura, the city was renamed following independence from Belgium in 1962. As Bujumbura lies by the biggest lake in Burundi, the city houses the main port, which is used to ship the country’s principal exports. The centre of activity of Burundi, Bujumbura has several universities, an airport, museums and a national stadium among others.

Neighboring Countries

Burundi shares a border with Tanzania (451 km) to its east, the Democratic Republic of Congo (233 km) to its west, and Rwanda (290 km) to its north.

Footer logo

Useful Links

Contact Us

Physical Location: 1st Floor International Life House,
Mama Ngina Street
Postal Address: 61165 - 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone Number
(+254) 203310826
Mobile (+254) 723 545284
Fax (+254) 20310827

Email Address : info@burundiembassy-kenya.org