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Education
 

Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 3.92 % of GNI [94th of 168]
Children out of school, primary 479,837 [14th of 126]
Children out of school, primary, female 257,556 [11th of 117]
Children out of school, primary, male 222,281 [13th of 117]
Duration of compulsory education 6 years [158th of 171]
Duration of education > Primary level 6 [94th of 181]
Duration of education > Secondary level 7 [47th of 181]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 894,859 [79th of 189]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 131,301 [120th of 171]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 11,915 [111st of 150]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level 44.6% [155th of 179]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level 42.4% [142nd of 162]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level 31.85% [114th of 126]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level 61% [132nd of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men 64% [127th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women 58% [127th of 160]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 5.2% [21st of 127]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 17.7% [19th of 85]
Education spending (% of GDP) 3.9% [87th of 132]
Education spending (% of total government expenditure) 21.8% [13th of 96]
Education spending (% Primary) 43.1% [40th of 110]
Education spending (% Secondary) 32% [65th of 107]
Education spending (% Tertiary) 24.9% [26th of 108]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 58.9% [87th of 112]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men 57.3% [74th of 101]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women 61.1% [72nd of 101]
Education, primary completion rate 36 [118th of 148]
Education, primary completion rate > Men 40 [114th of 145]
Education, primary completion rate > Women 31 [113rd of 145]
Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita 19.13 % [10th of 101]
Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita 73.34 % [2nd of 93]
Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita 348.75 % [6th of 81]
Female enrolment share > Primary level 44.4% [157th of 176]
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 43.8% [139th of 170]
Geographical aptitude results 56.413 [184th of 191]
Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment 0.86 [132nd of 183]
Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment 0.74 [126th of 172]
Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment 0.38 [90th of 139]
Grade 1 intake rate 30 [97th of 114]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group 84.37 % [78th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group 91.68 % [77th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group 88.02 % [81st of 157]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ 48.4% [18th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men 41.5% [14th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women 54.8% [21st of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ 1,812,000 [47th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men 741,500 [43rd of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women 1,073,100 [49th of 138]
Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above 52.24 % [94th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 67.31 % [97th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 59.3 % [97th of 121]
Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24 70.37 % [86th of 123]
Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24 76.78 % [92nd of 123]
Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24 73.33 % [88th of 123]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 73.3% [27th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men 76.8% [27th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women 70.4% [26th of 138]
Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population 34.17 % [55th of 95]
Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population 32.6 % [54th of 93]
Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population 35.74 % [53rd of 93]
Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort 68.15 % [37th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort 65.98 % [40th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort 66.92 % [44th of 92]
Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group 31.23 % [82nd of 138]
Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group 40.26 % [84th of 138]
Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 35.74 % [88th of 141]
Primary education, duration > years 6 years [63rd of 197]
Primary education, pupils 1,036,859 [44th of 176]
Primary education, pupils > % female 46.19 % female [85th of 175]
Primary education, teachers 21,289 [48th of 159]
Primary education, teachers > % female 55.45 % female [56th of 153]
Primary school girls out of school 53% [21st of 99]
Private school enrolment > Primary level 1.3 [127th of 148]
Private school enrolment > Secondary level 10.5 [71st of 131]
Progression to secondary school > % 32.78 % [78th of 123]
Progression to secondary school, female > % 29.93 % [76th of 118]
Progression to secondary school, male > % 35.01 % [75th of 118]
Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 5.1 % [20th of 136]
Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 17.73 % [19th of 103]
Public spending per student > Primary level 10.9 [87th of 126]
Public spending per student > Secondary level 66.6 [5th of 123]
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 923.6 [5th of 123]
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 48.7 [16th of 159]
Pupils reaching grade 5 58.4 [99th of 108]
Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level 50.2 [14th of 175]
Pupils-teacher ratio > secondary level 17.3 [63rd of 121]
Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 37.55 [54th of 137]
Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 85.78 [87th of 174]
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 74.06 [82nd of 162]
Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > % 82.8 % [65th of 157]
Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24 91.65 % [79th of 123]
Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment 30.41 % [2nd of 128]
Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment 30.41 % [2nd of 125]
Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment 30.41 % [1st of 125]
Repitition rate > Primary level 24.5 [10th of 143]
School enrollment, preprimary > % gross 1.83 % gross [83rd of 159]
School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross 1.81 % gross [83rd of 153]
School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross 1.85 % gross [83rd of 153]
School enrollment, primary > % gross 84.93 % gross [95th of 176]
School enrollment, primary > % net 60.47 % net [79th of 139]
School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 78.44 % gross [94th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, female > % net 57.57 % net [75th of 137]
School enrollment, primary, male > % gross 91.43 % gross [90th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, male > % net 63.38 % net [75th of 136]
School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 1.39 % [66th of 139]
School enrollment, secondary > % gross 13.46 % gross [96th of 164]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross 11.45 % gross [92nd of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross 15.46 % gross [94th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary 11.74 % [39th of 124]
School enrollment, tertiary > % gross 2.33 % gross [57th of 141]
School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross 1.28 % gross [56th of 137]
School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross 3.41 % gross [52nd of 137]
School life expectancy > Female 4.3 years [91st of 96]
School life expectancy > Male 5.5 years [92nd of 97]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 7 years [90th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 7 years [89th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 8 years [89th of 93]
School life expectancy > Total 4.9 years [103rd of 110]
Scientific and technical journal articles 3 [149th of 175]
Secondary education, general pupils 159,240 [66th of 183]
Secondary education, pupils 173,717 [64th of 166]
Secondary education, pupils > % female 42.6 % female [74th of 153]
Secondary education, teachers 8,047 [86th of 141]
Secondary education, teachers > % female 20.73 % female [108th of 131]
Secondary education, vocational pupils 14,477 [46th of 163]
Tertiary enrollment 1.2% [142nd of 151]
Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers 87.51 % [28th of 61]
Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers 90.88 % [22nd of 56]
Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers 83.32 % [27th of 56]
Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24 0.92 [26th of 138]
World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls both  

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; United Nations Human Development Programme; The Geography Zone; World Bank; Household survey data, net enrolment data from UNESCO, and data from UNICEF country offices; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Burundi, Republic of Burundi, Republika y'u Burundi

Health
 
% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3 74 [144th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles 75 [137th of 186]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3 69 [154th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > TB 84 [107th of 153]
% immunized pregnant women tetanus 42 [38th of 54]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural 90 [48th of 140]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total 88 [65th of 144]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban 68 [122nd of 141]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural 77 [69th of 146]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total 78 [97th of 150]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban 91 [93rd of 147]
% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total 6 [125th of 133]
% under-fives with ARI -- 13 [28th of 79]
% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider 40 [53rd of 80]
Abortion law > National laws > Physical Health Yes  
Access to sanitation 29% [118th of 129]
Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 50.1 births [81st of 184]
ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider 40 % [33rd of 52]
Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people 45.44 per 1,000 people [12th of 195]
Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 25.2 % [68th of 76]
Births with health staff 25% [105th of 116]
Children living with AIDS 55,000 [16th of 80]
Children Underweight Rate 13% [7th of 95]
Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49 16 % [48th of 57]
Dependency ratio per 100 96 [14th of 166]
Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding 15.6 % [46th of 47]
Drinking water availability % 78% [95th of 147]
Drug access 0% [151st of 163]
expenditure per capita > current US$ 3 $ [185th of 186]
expenditure, private > % of GDP 2.36 % [91st of 187]
expenditure, public > % of GDP 0.84 % [181st of 187]
expenditure, total > % of GDP 3.2 % [171st of 187]
External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health 17.6 % [37th of 141]
External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health 16.2% [36th of 179]
Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV 60.77 % [8th of 112]
Fertility rate, total > births per woman 6.8 births per woman [5th of 194]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females 36.8 [177th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males 33.4 [183rd of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 35.1 [180th of 186]
HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49 8.3 [15th of 114]
HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years, 8.3 [15th of 145]
HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years, 237,000 [16th of 82]
Hospital beds > per 1,000 people 0.66 per 1,000 people [69th of 149]
Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months 74 % [158th of 190]
Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 75 % [150th of 190]
Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 36 % [134th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access 35 % [121st of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access 47 % [158th of 173]
Improved water source > % of population with access 79 % [117th of 176]
Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access 77 % [92nd of 174]
Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access 92 % [121st of 181]
Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people 333.73 per 100,000 people [24th of 200]
Infant mortality rate 70.4 [34th of 179]
Intestinal diseases death rate 36.25% [6th of 141]
life expectancy > Date of information 2006 est.  
Life expectancy at birth, female > years 45.67 years [166th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, male > years 43.67 years [166th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, total > years 44.65 years [166th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Females 45 [176th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Males 40 [181st of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 42 [176th of 186]
Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk very high  
Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a bednet 3 [36th of 35]
Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a treated bednet 1 [21st of 28]
Malaria % under-fives with fever receiving anti-malarial drugs 31 [24th of 34]
Malaria cases > per 100,000 48,098 [3rd of 94]
Malaria prevention, use of insecticide-treated bed nets > % of under-5 population 1 % [21st of 27]
Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5 56.8 % [1st of 52]
Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5 45.1 % [4th of 63]
Measles immunization 75 [127th of 168]
Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 85 [4th of 105]
Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months 62 [13th of 125]
Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt 96 [10th of 112]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 57 [1st of 132]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 45 [7th of 137]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 13 [6th of 104]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 8 [48th of 128]
Nutrition > Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months 95 [15th of 57]
Oral rehydration rate % 10 [63rd of 73]
Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure 100% [34th of 185]
Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health 100 % [8th of 185]
Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars 3 [186th of 185]
Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars 16 [184th of 185]
Physicians > per 1,000 people 0.03 per 1,000 people [63rd of 148]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992 48 % [11th of 106]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003 67 % [3rd of 108]
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > % 78 % [36th of 62]
Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49 3.26 % [24th of 148]
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 66 % [3rd of 172]
Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health 78.5% [8th of 185]
Probability of dying before 5 > Females 183 per 1,000 people [15th of 187]
Probability of not reaching 40 50.1% [6th of 111]
Probability of reaching 65 > Female 28.5% [155th of 159]
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 23.5% [156th of 159]
Respiratory disease child death rate 161.39 (est)  
Smoking prevalence, females > % of adults 11.4 % [11th of 43]
Smoking prevalence, males > % of adults 15.6 % [10th of 42]
Spending > Per person 5 [131st of 133]
Spending > Private 3 [38th of 141]
Spending > Public 0.6%  
Tobacco > Cigarette consumption 86 [107th of 106]
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP 3% [177th of 185]
Total fertility rate 6.8 [9th of 166]
Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000 170 [34th of 165]
Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > % 29.56 % [159th of 178]
Tuberculosis immunisation 84% [99th of 134]
Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 78.2 % [100th of 171]
Water availability 566 cubic meters [151st of 169]

SOURCES
UNICEF; Wikipedia: Abortion law ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; WHO 2002a; UNHDR; UNICEF; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva: WHO, 2000; Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; UNHDR; Wikipedia: List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; ; World Health Organization

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Burundi, Republic of Burundi, Republika y'u Burundi

Sports
 
Summer Olympics medals per capita > Gold 1 [51st of 53]
Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population 6 024 000  
Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population > /medal 6 024 000  
Summer Olympics medals per capita > Total 1 [77th of 79]
FIFA World Ranking > Men 262 [141st of 198]

SOURCES
Wikipedia: 1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita ; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Burundi, Republic of Burundi, Republika y'u Burundi

Food
 
beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing 14.01 % [55th of 103]
exports > % of merchandise exports 86.78 % [1st of 156]

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Burundi, Republic of Burundi, Republika y'u Burundi

Language
 
French status
Official language. Bible 1530-1986.
Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate 58.9 [146th of 174]

SOURCES
Ethnologue; Wikipedia: Languages of the African Union

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Burundi, Republic of Burundi, Republika y'u Burundi


2) Religion
 
Catholic > Diocesan priests 323 [60th of 143]
Catholic > Dioceses 7 [79th of 150]
Catholic > Parishes 131 [82nd of 149]
Catholic > Religious Priests 87 [84th of 148]
Catholic > Total Priests 410 [70th of 149]
Catholics 4,084,000 [44th of 140]
Catholics as percentage 63.09 [42nd of 150]
Islam > Percentage Muslim 10% [75th of 168]
Islam > Population 637,060 [82nd of 165]
Jehovahs Witnesses 6,026 [76th of 178]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants 318,531 [87th of 167]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant 5 % [89th of 163]
Religions > All
Christian 67% (Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%), indigenous beliefs 23%, Muslim 10%
Religions > Muslim 10 % [64th of 100]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic 63.09 % [46th of 170]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total 4,019,217 [46th of 170]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 85,398 [37th of 232]

SOURCES
Catholic Hierarchy.org; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; CIA World Factbook; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; Wikipedia: Protestantism by country ; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia: Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Burundi, Republic of Burundi, Republika y'u Burundi


3) Media
 
Average cost of local call 0.02 [134th of 151]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports 51.47 % [13th of 153]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 16.67 % [109th of 155]
DVD region 5 [44th of 171]
E-Government rating 24 [181st of 182]
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people 17.62 per 1,000 people [170th of 193]
HAM radio prefixes 9UA - 9UZ  
Households with television > % 13.6 % [118th of 160]
International dialling code 257  
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes 10,681,000 min. [126th of 164]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ 6,000,000 $ [99th of 101]
    Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 9.034 $ per $1,000 of GDP [40th of 130]
Mobile phone subscribers 153,000 [147th of 198]
Newspaper circulation 15,000 [46th of 51]
Newspapers 1 [65th of 67]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily 15,000 [82nd of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Non-daily 8,000 [46th of 46]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily 1 [105th of 106]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Non-daily 5 [59th of 69]
Number of PCs 34 [138th of 169]
    Number of PCs (per $ GDP) 0.085 per $10 million of GDP [87th of 144]
Personal computers 34,000 [127th of 164]
Phone subscribers 5.83 [174th of 178]
Price basket for mobile > US$ per month 12.37 $/month [74th of 185]
Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month 4.46 $/month [129th of 151]
Radio broadcast stations AM 0, FM 4, shortwave 1  
Radio receivers 440,000 [133rd of 188]
Radios 440,000 [133rd of 221]
Royalties and fees $0.00 [69th of 85]
Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 20.69 % [103rd of 165]
Telecommunications investment > current LCU 1050000000  
Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 2.23 % GDP [115th of 167]
Telecommunications revenue > current LCU 12240000000  
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 2.45 $ [27th of 142]
    Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP) 3,688.963 $ per $1 trillion of GD [8th of 174]
Telephone employees, total 549 [88th of 194]
Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines 6 per 100 mainlines [59th of 134]
Telephone mainlines 27,744 [156th of 202]
Telephone subscribers 128,304 [154th of 199]
Telephone subscribers per employee 233.7 [76th of 191]
Telephone system > Regulation 1997  
Television broadcast stations 1 [38th of 89]
Television receivers 25,000 [164th of 185]
Television standard > VHF SECAM K1  
Televisions 25,000 [173rd of 215]
Website defacements 3 [95th of 129]

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); hamcity.com; UNESCO Institute for Statistics, March 11, 2003; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; aggregates calculated for the Human Development Report Office by the World Bank; ITU-BDT Telecommunications Regulatory Database; Tenlab May 2002; attrition.org

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Burundi, Republic of Burundi, Republika y'u Burundi

Internet
 
Country code .bi  
Hosts 162 [180th of 228]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 4 Mbps [136th of 167]
    International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP) 6.368 Mbps per $1 trillion of [97th of 184]
Internet Service Providers 1 [205th of 229]
ISP 1 [156th of 162]
Livejournal users 57 [149th of 226]
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 52 $/month [25th of 180]
Secure Internet servers 1 [173rd of 183]
TLD .bi  
Users 60,000 [129th of 190]

SOURCES
IANA: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Burundi, Republic of Burundi, Republika y'u Burundi


4) Tourism

Right Now
The Republic of Burundi, a tiny country with both soaring mountains and lovely lakeside beaches, has been plagued for many years by a gruesome civil war. Though the country’s current peace is fragile, things are looking up for Burundians. Recent years have brought advances in health care, a spike in coffee and tea exports, and other important economic developments. For the first time in years, a visit to Burundi is a viable and alluring prospect for tourists. Whether you prefer lounging on the beaches of the enormous Lake Tanganyika or bird watching in one of the country's many national parks, Burundi just might be your ideal vacation spot.

The Top 10: What to Do in Burundi
1. Chutes de la Kagera: Near Rutana, in the southeastern part of the country, you’ll find some spectacular waterfalls, which are especially breathtaking from October to January. There’s no public transportation to the area, so charter a private taxi for the day.
2. Saga Beach: This remote beach along Lake Tanganyika boasts miles of powdery, white sand and clear, turquoise waters. It’s thought to be one of the best beaches in East Africa.
3. Source du Nil: It may look unimpressive, but to Burundians this little spring, high on the slopes of Mount Kikizi, is known as the southernmost source of the Nile. (Ugandans dispute that claim, insisting that the source is on their land.) At Bujumbura hotels, ask about arranging a trip to the sight.
4. Musée Vivant: One of the few still-operating museums in Burundi, the Musée Vivant, in Bujumbura, is both a reconstructed traditional Burundian village and a small zoo stocked with local fish, birds, and snakes.
5. Rusizi National Park: Animals of all kinds, including hippos, antelope, and monkeys, roam this park near Bujumbura, but it’s probably best known as the place where Gustave, the world’s largest man-eating Nile crocodile, can often be found.
6. Bujumbura: Burundi’s capital city, lined with palm trees and Art Déco buildings, has long been a place where Burundians could go to forget their troubles, and that tradition remains strong. Sample the French- and Belgian-inspired fare at the city’s many excellent restaurants, and boogie down at the famously late nightclubs.
7. Kibira National Park: Just south of the Rwanda border, this idyllic park is home to chimpanzees, baboons, rare golden monkeys, and other animals.
8. La Pierre de Livingstone et Stanley: This large rock, about three miles south of Bujumbura, allegedly marks the spot where the New York reporter Henry Morton Stanley met the missionary and explorer David Livingstone and uttered the words “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”
9. Les Tambourinaires de Burundi: Seek out a performance of the country’s most famous, high-energy drumming troupe, which has traveled to places as distant as New York and Berlin.
10. Rurubu National Park: Stretching from the Tanzanian border, in northeastern Burundi, to the center of the country, Burundi’s largest park is an excellent place for bird watching. More than 200 species of birds, including many endangered breeds, have been spotted here.

When to Go
The climate in Burundi varies depending more on where you go in the country than on the particular season. Throughout the hot and humid lowlands, in the southwestern part of the country, temperatures average 86 degrees Fahrenheit; in the mountainous north, temperatures are lower, hovering at about 68 degrees. It’s useful to know, however, that the country has two wet seasons—February to May and September to November.
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