Bujumbura is the capital of the African country Burundi. It is a large city with an area of ​​110 km². Bujumbura is located on an island in the middle of Lake Tanganyika in northeastern Africa. The population is just over 3 thousand people.

History of the city

The first Europeans to enter African soil were German commanders David Livingston and Henry Morton Stanley. This happened in 1871, the year the territory of the hot continent was actively explored by scientists from Europe. Commanders-in-chief Livingston and Stanley established a military camp in a small settlement. The history of the city has several owners, but by 1962 the country gained independence, and Bujumbura - the status of the capital.
The name of the city literally translates as "potato market". This area has been the center of trade for local residents for many years.



The climate of Bujumbura is subequatorial, so the temperature here does not drop below 22 degrees. The highest temperature in the city is 25 degrees. The rainy season begins in autumn and early spring. But the water evaporates quickly during dry seasons.

Natural resources

The city is located in the steppe zone; exotic animals and reptiles live in the wild. Giraffes and lions are regularly attacked by poachers. There is a hot spring not far from Kilemb. In the southeastern part of Bujumbura is the southern tributary of the Nile.



The city has dozens of interesting sights: Burundi Life Museum, Geological Museum, Royal Palace, City University, as well as numerous waterfalls that are unusually beautiful during the rainy season.



The main manufacturing network is located in Bujumbura. The city is the center of the transport interchange. It has a port and airport of international importance.

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