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    Burundi Geography - 1989

      Total area: 27,830 km2
      land area: 25,650 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Maryland

      Land boundaries: 974 km total; Rwanda 290 km, Tanzania 451 km, Zaire 233 km

      Coastline: none--landlocked

      Maritime claims: none--landlocked

      Climate: temperate; warm; occasional frost in uplands

      Terrain: mostly rolling to hilly highland; some plains

      Natural resources: nickel, uranium, rare earth oxide, peat, cobalt, copper, platinum (not yet exploited), vanadium

      Land use: 43% arable land; 8% permanent crops; 35% meadows and pastures; 2% forest and woodland; 12% other; includes NEGL% irrigated

      Environment: soil exhaustion; soil erosion; deforestation

      Note: landlocked; straddles crest of the Nile-Congo watershed

      NOTE: The information regarding Burundi on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Burundi Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Burundi Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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