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Burkina Faso

Common English Name: Burkina Faso

Capital: Ouagadougou

REGION
Western Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Mali (North and Northwest)
Côte d’Ivoire (Southwest)
Ghana (South)
Togo (South)
Benin (Southeast)
Niger (East)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
None (Landlocked)
TOTAL AREA
274,200 km2 (99.9% land, 0.1% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
3,193 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
0 km (Landlocked)
CLIMATE
Tropical
TERRAIN
Mostly flat
Hills in west and southeast
HIGHEST POINT
Tena Kourou (749 m)
LOWEST POINT
Mouhoun River (200 m)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Manganese
Limestone
Marble
Gold
Phosphates
Pumice
Salt
NATURAL DISASTERS
Droughts
DEMONYM
Burkinabe
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Mossi (52.5%)
Fulani (8.4%)
Gurma (6.8%)
Bobo (4.8%)
Gurunsi (4.5%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
French
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Sudanic languages
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (61.6%)
Catholic (23.2%)
Animist (7.3%)
Protestant(6.7%)
None (0.9%)
POPULATION
19,512,533
LARGEST CITY
Ouagadougou (1,626,951)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Bobo-Dioulasso (537,728)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
13 Regions
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
5 August 1960 (from France)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
White stallion
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Le Ditanye
GDP PER CAPITA
$1,700 (USD)
CURRENCY
CFA (West African Franc)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = CFA597.38
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.bf
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+226

Eye contact is rarely made with elders by the youth.

Handicrafts are very important and widely made throughout Burkina Faso.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/uv.html (Majority of information)

https://www.populationdata.net/pays/burkina-faso/ (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 28 October 2016