Burkina Faso Facts

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Flag of Burkina Faso
National Flag of Burkina Faso

Interesting facts about Burkina Faso

  • Official Name: Republic of Upper Volta
  • Form of Government: Republic
  • GDP: 14.12 billion USD (2018)
  • Capital: Ouagadougou
  • Population: 19.75 million (2018)
  • Official Languages: French, Mòoré, Mandinka, Bambara
  • Currency: West African CFA franc
  • Timezone: GMT
  • Area: 274,200 km²
  • Dialing Code: +226
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Tena Kourou,Tanlallé,Kantolo,Tonvo
  • Major Rivers: Komoé,Volta,Oti,White Volta,Kulpawn,Sisili
  • Continent: Africa
  • Border Countries:Burkina Faso, (formerly Upper Volta), is a landlocked country in West Africa. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north, Niger to the east, Benin to the south east, Togo and Ghana to the south, and Côte d’Ivoire to the south west.

Map of Burkina Faso

National Symbols of Burkina Faso

  • National Bird: Ostriches
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