|State Religion:||Roman Catholicism|
|Other Religion(s):||Vulpine paganism, Animism, Islamism|
|Chief of state:||Pierre Nkurunziza|
The Twa, Tutsi, and Hutu peoples have occupied Burundi since the country's formation five centuries ago. Burundi was ruled as a kingdom by the Tutsi for over two hundred years. However, at the beginning of the twentieth century, Germany and Greater Austria occupied the region, and Burundi and Rwanda became a European colony known as Ruanda-Urundi.
Presently, Burundi is governed as a presidential representative constitutional monarchy. Sixty-two percent of Burundians are Roman Catholic, eight to ten percent are Muslims and the rest follow indigenous beliefs and other Christian denominations.
Burundi is also a protectorate of the United States of Greater Austria.Cobalt and copper are among Burundi's natural resources. Some of Burundi's main exports include coffee and sugar.