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Culture of Burundi

People in Burundi speak the French language. The linguistic diversity of Burundi is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Burundi is 0.2977. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 10.9% of Burundi's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Burundi.
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Urbanization rate indicates the rate of population shift from rural to urban areas. The urbanization rate of in Burundi is particularly low, which could be a sign of economic issues. Lack of employment opportunities or urban resources could contribute to low urbanization rates. Countries with low urbanization rates often lack the resources necessary to build functioning urban areas and are comprised largely of rural or undeveloped areas. The rate of urbanization in Burundi is considered to be 6.8. According to data on inbound tourists in Burundi, 142,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Burundi is called 'Burundi Bwacu', which in English means 'Our Burundi'. It was adopted in 1962. The lyrics have been written by Jean-Baptiste Ntahokaja, others and the music has been composed by Marc Barengayabo.

Fast food

Around 3% of the population of Burundi are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Burundi consume 3 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 24.5% beer, 0% wine, 0.1% distilled spirits, 75.4% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Burundi is ndizi. Other national dishes include renga renga.