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Burkina Faso Country Facts

Guest Author - Jeanne Egbosiuba Ukwendu

Official Name: Burkina Faso

Former Names: Republic of Upper Volta, Upper Volta

Capital City: Ouagadougou

Burkina Faso FlagFlag: Two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and green with a yellow five-pointed star in the center

Date of Independence: August 5, 1960 from France

National Anthem: One Single Night

Population: 14,326,203

Size/Area: 274,200 sq km, slightly larger than Colorado

Land Locked: Yes

Bordering Countries: Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Togo

Burkina Faso MapAdministrative Divisions: 45 provinces - Bale, Bam, Banwa, Bazega, Bougouriba, Boulgou, Boulkiemde, Comoe, Ganzourgou, Gnagna, Gourma, Houet, Ioba, Kadiogo, Kenedougou, Komondjari, Kompienga, Kossi, Koulpelogo, Kouritenga, Kourweogo, Leraba, Loroum, Mouhoun, Nahouri, Namentenga, Nayala, Noumbiel, Oubritenga, Oudalan, Passore, Poni, Sanguie, Sanmatenga, Seno, Sissili, Soum, Sourou, Tapoa, Tuy, Yagha, Yatenga, Ziro, Zondoma, Zoundweogo

Major Cities: Banfora, Bobo Dioulasso, Koudougou, Ouagadougou, Ouahigouya

Languages: French (official), native African languages mainly Möre and Dioula

Religions: Muslim, indigenous beliefs, Christian (Roman Catholic)

Major Holidays: Independence Day on August 5, Republic Day on December 11

Currency: West African CFA franc

Currency Code: XOF

Highest Point: Tena Kourou at 749 meters

Lowest Point: Mouhoun River at 200 meters

Bodies of Water: Mouhoun River fomerly Black Volta River

Climate: tropical; warm, dry winters; hot, wet summers

Major Industries: cotton lint, beverages, agricultural processing, soap, cigarettes, textiles, gold

Major Agricultural Products: cotton, peanuts, shea nuts, sesame, sorghum, millet, corn, rice, and livestock

Natural Resources: manganese, limestone, marble, small deposits of gold, phosphates, pumice, salt

Time Zone: GMT


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