The history of Usumbura, Burundi, East Africa is a very unique one. It is now known as Bujumbura, the largest city, and the capital of Burundi. Bujumbura is located only a few miles away from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Bujumbura is known for having the largest, main port of Burundi within many miles; the local people bring livestock, produce and other items to the port to sell or trade to the public; while there are exporting of cotton, coffee, and even tin ore through ships.
Usumbura is well known for the many battles that has took place on the land over the years, it gained independence in 1962 from Belgium. For many years, decades even, the two main peoples of the land battled, destroying all types of things in the land such as buildings, and other landmarks. Finally the battling stopped, but the economy has still suffered deeply from the battles that did take place at Bujumbura.