New Capital of Burundi

New Capital of Burundi

Question: Which is named as the new capital of Burundi?
(a) Rutana
(b) Karuzi
(c) Gitega
(d) Rumonge
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • As per a presidential promise made by Pierre Nkurunziza decade ago, a small central city of Gitega is named as the political Capital of Burundi.
  • Previous capital Bujumbura will solely serve as the economic center of country.
  • Burundi is a small landlocked country in central Africa. It was a colony of Germany and later Belgium from which it gained independence in 1962 and became a republic in 1966. It is one of the poorest countries in the world having higher level of poverty, unemployment and economic crisis as well as severe civil war and genocide.
  • It is worth to note that Burundi is the least happy country (156th rank) in World Happiness Report 2018 while Finland tops the list.India is at 133th rank in the published list.


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