WikiProject Burundi/Boundaries

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Article 3 of the Constitution of the Republic of Burundi, 18 March 2005, describes the various subdivisions of the country as follows:

"Le Burundi est subdivisé en provinces, communes, zones et collines, et toutes autres subdivisions prévues par la loi. Leurs organisation et fonctionnement sont fixés par la loi. Elle peut en modifier les limites et le nombre."

Translation: Burundi is divided in provinces, communes, zones and collines (literally: hills) and all other subdivisions provided for by law. Their organization and structure are enshrined by law. Their boundaries and number can be changed.

Beyond provinces, communes, collines, and sous-collines no other administrative subdivisions seem to be in use in Burundi today, including zones. This information needs to be verified.

Administrative levels [admin_level=*] in Burundi (proposal, 7 august 2011)
  • [Sous-Collines added 6/6/2013]
level use note
1 - reserved for intergovernmental organizations like the EAC
2 national borders -
3 - -
4 Provinces Burundi is subdivided into 17 provinces
5 - -
6 Communes provinces are divided into a total of 131 communes
7 - -
8 Collines communes are divided into 2,617 collines in total
9 - -
10 Sous-Collines collines are divided into 8,731 sous-collines

Import of boundary information into OSM

Status report on boundaries (7 June 2013)
type status
national complete
provincial complete
communal In progress. (provinces complete with communes = Kirundo, Muyinga, Cankuzo, Ngozi)
collinal -
sous-collinal -