Flag of Burundi (GIF)



The national flag of Burundi (Kirundi: ibendera ry'Uburundi, French: Drapeau du Burundi) consists of a white cross that separates the field into alternating red and green areas. The center of the cross merges into a white disk. On the white disk, there are three red six-pointed stars bordered in green. The white color of the cross represents peace; the green color represents the nation's hopes placed on future development; the red color symbolizes the suffering of the nation during its freedom struggle; and the stars refer to the three major ethnic groups of the country. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 3:5, and the flag was adopted on June 28, 1967.

Its national coat of arms consists of a shield with a lion's head on three traditional African spears, and below it, the French words "Unité, Travail, Progrès", meaning "Unity, Work, Progress".

The Burundi flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Burundi is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa. Its capital is Gitega, and its population is about 10,953,000.

The waving flag of Burundi with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital:Gitega (pop. 42,000)
Other major cities:Bujumbura (497,000)
Official languages:Kirundi, French, English
Region:Eastern Africa
Ethnic groups:85% Hutu
14% Tutsi
1% Twa
Religion:65% Catholic
26% Protestant
5% Folk
3% Muslim
2% Other and none
Demonym:Burundian
Area:27,834 km²
(10,747 sq mi)
Population:10,953,000
Currency:Burundian franc


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Burundi (French: Drapeau et armoiries du Burundi), GIF

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