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About Bujumbura International Airport

Commercial
Airport

85, 000
Passengers

787 m
Elevation

The Bujumbura International Airport is an international commercial airport in the East African landlocked country Burundi. The airport is about eleven kilometers outside the city of Bujumbura. In 2004, approximately 85,000 passengers were registered. The Burundian Government is the one who operates the airport.

The land around the Bujumbura International Airport is flat. The highest point around is Bona and has an average of 2.046 meters above sea level, 16.8 km east of Bujumbura International Airport. The area around the Bujumbura International Airport has a very large population, with 3,757 people per square kilometer. The closest major city is Bujumbura, 8.5 km to the south-east of Bujumbura International Airport.

You can find fields and nature around the Bujumbura International Airport for it has savanna climate. The average temperature is 22 ° C. The warmest months are July, at 26  ° C, and the coldest month is April, at 19 ° C. The lunar month is December, at 154 millimeters in rain, and the lunar month is July, at 3 millimeter in rain.

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Bujumbura is the capital and main port of the state of Burundi, through which most of the exports are coffee, leather and tin. It is located on the northeast coast of Lake Tanganyika. The land is surrounded by Bujumbura to the west, but in the southeast it is the hills. The highest point around is Mont Mboza, it has 1,808 meters above sea level, 7.9 km to the south-east of Bujumbura. The area around Bujumbura is extremely populated, with 613 people per square kilometer. Bujumbura is the largest city in the area.

History

Bujumbura originated from a small village, after it became 1889 a military post, under the name Marienheim, in the then German East Africa. After the First World War, it became the administrative center of the Belgian League of Nations on Rwanda-Urundi. The city was renamed Usumbura in Bujumbura, when Burundi became independent in 1962. Since independence, Bujumbura has been the scene of numerous battles between the two largest ethnic groups in the country, with the Hutu militia fighting against the Tutsi-dominated army of Burundi. In 2014, President Nkurunziza forbade jogging outside of sports facilities.

Sites of Interest

Buyumbura has famous beaches along the coast of Lake Tanganyika, whose official name is Cocos Beach.

The city center is a colonial city with a large market, the main stadium, a large mosque and the Bjumumbura Diamond Cathedral. Museums in the city include the Burundi Museum of Life and the Burundi Geological Museum. Other nearby attractions include the Russian National Park, the Livingstone-Stanley Monument, the Presidential Palace, as well as the source of the southernmost tributary of the Nile River, for which the local population says that the source is Nile.

Places to be in Burundi

Gitega

Saga Beach

Lake Tangyanika

Contact Information

Office phone number: +257 223 707
Flight information: +257 223 797
Address: R.N.5, Bujumbura, Burundi

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