Interesting facts about Burundi

Central Africa is of great interest to travelers from different continents. Anyone who has never seen real poverty can feel all of its delights in the country of Burundi. Yes, except for a difficult and poor life, little is known about Burundi, but we will fix it.

In Burundi, one of the highest people lives. The average height in men is 193 cm, and for women 175 cm. In this they compete with Rwanda. The secret is simple – in both these countries live representatives of the world’s highest people – Tutsi.

There are almost no asphalted roads in Burundi. There is no railway communication at all. But there is an airport.

Mobile communication is available only for especially well-off citizens of the country, and the computer is a rare curiosity.

There are no medical facilities in Burundi, and only about 200 doctors are in the country.

Burundi is located on the shore of one of the world’s attractions – Lake Tanganyika. Tanganyika is the longest fresh lake in the world. Like Baikal, it differs in depth and transparency.

In Burundi, there are 5% of the world’s nickel reserves, as well as numerous deposits of gold and platinum ore.

The largest crocodile was caught in Burundi, 6 meters long and weighing a ton.

The birthplace of the famous Dutch roses is Burundi.

In the republic, beer production is flourishing, with 50% of the banana harvest and crystal clear water from Lake Tanganyika.

The source of the great Nile lies exactly in Burundi, south of the equator.

The authorities of Burundi once arrested the storks for espionage.

The stars on the flag of Burundi symbolize ethnic residents: Hutu, Tutsi and Twa.

 The emblem of the football club of Burundi is dedicated to the Prime Minister of the country.

Dissident Margaret Barankits is the first winner of the humanitarian prize Aurora Prize. She defended the rights of orphans and refugees after the civil war in Burundi.

In the film “George of the Jungle” (the original name George of the Jungle) events took place in the invented country – Bujumbura. And in real life, the name of Bujumbura is the capital of Burundi.

In Lake Tanganyika, there are more than 120 species of fish and plants listed in the Red Book.