Bujumbura


Bujumbura
/booh'joom boor"euh/, n.
a port in and the capital of Burundi, in the W part, on Lake Tanganyika. 160,000. Formerly, Usumbura.

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City (pop., 2001: 346,000), capital of Burundi.

Lying on the northern end of Lake Tanganyika, it is the country's chief port and largest urban centre. Known as Usumbura in the 1890s when German troops occupied the area and incorporated it into German East Africa, it was included in a Tutsi kingdom. When Burundi achieved independence in 1962, the city's name was changed to Bujumbura. Its industry specializes in textiles and agricultural products; most of Burundi's foreign trade is shipped between the capital and Kigoma, Tanzania.

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      city, western Burundi. Bujumbura is the nation's capital and largest urban centre. The city's industry specializes in textiles, leather, paper, chemicals, and agricultural products. Bujumbura also serves as the country's main port on Lake Tanganyika; most of Burundi's foreign trade is shipped between the capital and Kigoma, Tanzania, and, less frequently, to Kalemi, Congo (Kinshasa). The surrounding region yields bananas, cassava (manioc), beans, corn (maize), wheat, and cotton. There is an international airport directly northwest of the city and road connections with Bukavu and Goma in Congo and Kigali in Rwanda. The University of Burundi (founded 1960) and the Centre of Burundi Civilization are two of the city's most important cultural institutions. The city was the epicentre of an ethnically inspired civil war in the 1990s and early 21st century. Pop. (1994 est.) 300,000.

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