Bururi Province

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Bururi Province
province
Burundi Bururi.png
Country  Burundi
Capital Bururi
Area
 • Total 2,456.12 km2 (948.31 sq mi)
Population (2008 census)
 • Total 574,013
 • Density 230/km2 (610/sq mi)

Bururi Province is one of the seventeen provinces of Burundi and is also the largest.

Overview[edit]

It includes the city of Bururi, the provincial capital, and the city of Rumonge which sits on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Bururi Province is home to the Bururi Forest Nature Reserve, a remnant afro-montane tropical forest, as well as the Rumonge Nature Reserve, a semi-deciduous forest, and Kigwena Nature Reserve, a lowland tropical forest.

Bururi is famous for the number of military and political leaders to have been born there, including 3 consecutive presidents following the country's independence.

Burundi is the southernmost source of the river Nile.

Communes[edit]

It is divided administratively into the following communes:

Coordinates: 3°53′49″S 29°34′40″E / 3.89694°S 29.57778°E / -3.89694; 29.57778