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Burundi Population 2023

Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi is a landlocked country in East Africa. It lies in the Great Rift Valley in the region of the African Great Lakes. As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the population of  Burundi in 2023 is 13,238,559 (1.32 Crore)

Population of  Burundi in 2023  – 13.2 million

Burundi2023 Population
Total Population13,238,559
Global Rank78
Land Area 25,680 sq.km (9,920 sq. mi)
Area Rank142
Pop. Density463 people/sq. km
Capital CityGitega

Source: UN World Population Prospects report

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Burundi Demographics
Fertility Rate* 5.45
Infant mortality rate ** 36.7
Median Age  17.3 Years
Life Expectancy 62.71 years
Urban Population 13.8%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Burundi

Christianity is the majority religion in Burundi and its followed by 85% of the population.  Among Christians, Roman Catholics have the largest adherents followed by the protestants churches, African Churches, and other small Christian groups.

About 6% of the population practices the Traditional African Religion, and 2.5% follows Islam. And the remaining 6.1% are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.”

Religion percentage in Burundi 

Religion/ AffilationsPercentage
Christians85%
– Roman Catholic – 61.4%
– Protestant – 21.4%
– Other Christians– 2.3%
Other Religion 
Traditional African Religion6%
Islam2.5%
Others 0.3%
No religion/atheist 6.1%

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Top Cities in Burundi by Population

#CityPopulation
1Bujumbura497,166
2Gitega41,944
3Ngozi39,884
4Rumonge35,931
5Cibitoke23,885
6Kayanza21,767
7Bubanza20,031
8Gatumba11,700
9Karuzi10,317
10Kirundo10,024
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