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Bujumbura

(bo͞o'jəm`bo͝or`ə), city (1994 est. pop. 300,000), capital of Burundi and of Bujumbura prov., W Burundi, a port on Lake Tanganyika. Formerly known as Usumbura, it is Burundi's largest city and its administrative, communications, and economic center. Manufactures include food products, cement and other building materials, textiles, soap, shoes, and metal goods. Livestock and agricultural produce from the surrounding region are traded in the city. Bujumbura is Burundi's main port and ships most of the country's chief export, coffee, as well as cotton, skins, and tin ore, via Lake Tanganyika to Tanzania and Congo (Kinshasa). Roads connect the city to cities in the Congo and Rwanda. A small village in the 19th cent., Bujumbura grew after it became (1899) a military post in German East Africa. After World War I it was made the administrative center of the Belgian Ruanda-Urundi League of Nations mandate. Its name was changed from Usumbura to Bujumbura when Burundi became independent in 1962. The Univ. of Bujumbura (1960) is there. The city has an international airport. Since independence, Bujumbura has been the scene of frequent fighting between the country's two main ethnic groups, with Hutu militias opposing the Tutsi-dominated Burundi army.

Bujumbura

 

Capital of Burundi. Population, 71,000 (1965).

Bujumbura is the main commercial, economic, and transportation center of Burundi. A port on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, Bujumbura handles more than 100,000 tons of goods each year. Exports include coffee, cotton, hides, and tin concentrates and other metals. Bujumbura is the center of a network of highways and has an international airport. Its industries include cement plants, breweries, processing plants for coffee and cotton, and factories for the production of blankets, shoes, and nets. Fishing is also important.

Bujumbura

the capital of Burundi, a port at the NE end of Lake Tanganyika. Pop.: 419 000 (2005 est.)
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