Common English Name: Burkina Faso
Capital: Ouagadougou

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Official Language(s)

French
Secondary Languages: Sudanic languages

Resources

Manganese, Limestone, Marble, Gold, Phosphates, Pumice, Salt

Neighbors

Mali (North and Northwest), Côte d'Ivoire (Southwest), Ghana (South), Togo (South), Benin (Southeast), Niger (East)

Ethnic groups

Mossi (52.5%), Fulani (8.4%), Gurma (6.8%), Bobo (4.8%), Gurunsi (4.5%)

People

Est. Population:

19,512,533

Demonym:

Burkinabe

Religions:

Muslim (61.6%)
Catholic (23.2%)
Animist (7.3%)
Protestant(6.7%)
None (0.9%)

Largest City:

Ouagadougou (1,626,951)

Other Cities:

Bobo-Dioulasso (537,728)

Geography

Region:

Western Africa

Bodies of Water:

None (Landlocked)

Total Area:

274,200 km2 (99.9% land, 0.1% water)

Total Land:

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 Disasters

Droughts

Government

Type:

Parliamentary republic

Heads of State:

President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Christophe Dabire

Admin. Divisions

13 Regions

Independence:

5 August 1960 (from France)

Nat'l Symbol:

White stallion

Nat'l Anthem:

Le Ditanye

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$1,700 (USD)

Currency

CFA (West African Franc)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = CFA (West African Franc)560.82

Communication

Internet Code

.bf

Telephone Code

+226

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Cultural Notes

Eye contact is rarely made with elders by the youth.
Handicrafts are very important and widely made throughout Burkina Faso.

Sources

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