Bururi Province

Coordinates: 3°53′49″S 29°34′40″E / 3.89694°S 29.57778°E / -3.89694; 29.57778
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Bururi Province
Country Burundi
 • Total2,456.12 km2 (948.31 sq mi)
 (2008 census)
 • Total574,013
 • Density230/km2 (610/sq mi)

Bururi Province is one of the eighteen provinces of Burundi. It was formerly Burundi's largest province until the communes of Burambi, Buyengero and Rumonge were transferred to the province of Rumonge when it was created in 2015.[1]


Bururi Province was created on 26 September 1960 as part of national political and administrative reforms initiated by the Belgian colonial administration in Ruanda-Urundi. Burundi became independent in 1962 and the province was retained in the new national constitution.[2]

The provincial capital is Bururi. Bururi Province is home to the Bururi Forest Nature Reserve,[3] a remnant Afromontane tropical forest. The Ruvyironza River, which rises in Bururi Province, is the southernmost source of the Nile.

Bururi is famous for the number of military and political leaders to have been born there, including three consecutive presidents (Michel Micombero, Jean-Baptiste Bagaza and Pierre Buyoya) following the country's independence.


It is divided administratively into the following communes:


  1. ^ Nkurunziza, Pierre (26 March 2015). "LOI No 1/10 DU 26 MARS 2015 PORTANT CREATION DE LA PROVINCE DU RUMONGE ET DELIMITATION DES PROVINCES DE BUJUMBURA, BURURI ET RUMONGE" (PDF). Presidential Cabinet, Republic of Burundi. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  2. ^ Weinstein, Warren (1976). Historical Dictionary of Burundi. Metuchen: Scarecrow Press. p. 241. ISBN 978-0-8108-0962-8.
  3. ^ "Visit Bururi Forest Nature Reserve In Burundi". Kubwa Five Safaris. Retrieved 2020-09-17.

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