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Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso
sovereign state, landlocked country, country
Year dem found am1960 Edit
Official nameBurkĩna Faso, Burkina Faso Edit
Native labelBurkina Faso Edit
Short name🇧🇫 Edit
Official languageMooré, Bissa, Dioula Edit
AnthemUne Seule Nuit Edit
Cultureculture of Burkina Faso Edit
Motto textUnité - Progrès - Justice Edit
ContinentAfrica Edit
CountryBurkina Faso Edit
CapitalOuagadougou Edit
Located in time zoneUTC±00:00, Africa/Ouagadougou Edit
Located in/on physical featureWest Africa Edit
Coordinate location12°16′0″N 2°4′0″W Edit
Coordinates of easternmost point11°54′1″N 2°24′15″E Edit
Coordinates of northernmost point15°4′48″N 0°28′12″W Edit
Coordinates of southernmost point9°24′39″N 2°46′3″W Edit
Coordinates of westernmost point10°25′51″N 5°30′47″W Edit
Highest pointMount Tenakourou Edit
Lowest pointBlack Volta Edit
Government ein basic formrepublic, military junta Edit
Office held by head of statePresident of Burkina Faso, military leader Edit
State ein headIbrahim Traoré Edit
Office head of government holdPrime Minister of Burkina Faso Edit
Government ein headApollinaire Joachim Kyélem de Tambèla Edit
Executive bodyPatriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration Edit
Legislative bodyNational Assembly Edit
Central bankCentral Bank of West African States Edit
CurrencyWest African CFA franc Edit
Twinned administrative bodyAllier, Bacău, Konan Edit
Driving sideright Edit
Electrical plug typeEuroplug, Type E Edit
Dey replaceRepublic of Upper Volta, French West Africa, Emirate of Liptako Edit
Studied inBurkina Faso studies Edit
Dema official websitehttps://www.gouvernement.gov.bf/accueil Edit
HashtagBurkinaFaso Edit
Top-level Internet domain.bf Edit
Flagflag of Burkina Faso Edit
Coat of armscoat of arms of Burkina Faso Edit
Geography of topicgeography of Burkina Faso Edit
Get characteristicpartly free country Edit
History of topichistory of Burkina Faso Edit
Open data portalOpen Data Burkina Faso Edit
Economy of topiceconomy of Burkina Faso Edit
Demographics of topicdemographics of Burkina Faso Edit
Mobile country code613 Edit
Country calling code+226 Edit
Emergency phone number112, 17, 18 Edit
Licence plate codeBF Edit
Maritime identification digits633 Edit
Unicode character🇧🇫 Edit
Category for mapsCategory:Maps of Burkina Faso Edit

Burkina Faso (UK: /bɜːrˌkiːnə ˈfæsoʊ/, US: /- ˈfɑːsoʊ/ (listen); French: [buʁkina faso], Fula: 𞤄𞤵𞤪𞤳𞤭𞤲𞤢 𞤊𞤢𞤧𞤮) be landlocked country for West Africa wey get area of 274,200 km2 (105,900 sq mi).[1] Edey share border for ein northwest plus Mali, den Niger for northeast, plus Benin for southeast, den Togo den Ghana for ein south, den plus Ivory Coast for ein southwest. As of 2021, de country get estimated population of 20,321,378.[2] Na previously dem dey bell am Republic of Upper Volta (1958–1984), Presido Thomas Sankara wey rename am Burkina Faso. Dem know ein citizens as Burkinabè, wey ein capital den largest city be Ouagadougou. Dem often dey translate ein name go English as de "Land of Honest Men".[3]

De largest ethnic group for Burkina Faso insyd be de Mossi people, wey settle for de area for de 11th den 13th centuries insyd. Dem establish powerful kingdoms lyk de Ouagadougou, Tenkodogo, den Yatenga. Insyd 1896, na de French colonize am as part of French West Africa; insyd 1958, Upper Volta cam turn self-governing colony within de French Community. Insyd 1960, e gain full independence plus Maurice Yaméogo as presido. Since e gain ein independence, na de country be subject to instability, droughts, famines den corruption. Various coups sanso take place for de country insyd, for 1966, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1987, den twice for 2022 insyd, insyd January den September, as well as attempt insyd 1989 den anoda insyd 2015.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

Largest cities anaa towns insyd Burkina Faso

According to de 2006 Census[4]

Rank Name Region Pop.


1 Ouagadougou Centre 1,475,223 Koudougou


2 Bobo-Dioulasso Hauts-Bassins 489,967
3 Koudougou Centre-Ouest 88,184
4 Banfora Cascades 75,917
5 Ouahigouya Nord 73,153
6 Pouytenga Centre-Est 60,618
7 Kaya Centre-Nord 54,365
8 Tenkodogo Centre-Est 44,491
9 Fada N'gourma Est 41,785
10 Houndé Hauts-Bassins 39,458

Languages[edit | edit source]

Languages percent
Mossi 40.5%
Fula 29.3%
Gourmanche 6.1%
Bambara 4.9%
Bissa 3.2%
Bwamu 2.1%
Dagara 2%
San 1.9%
Lobiri 1.8%
Lyele 1.7%
Bobo 1.4%
Senoufo 1.4%
Nuni 1.2%
Dafing 1.1%
Tamasheq 1%
Kassem 0.7%
Gouin 0.4%
Dogon 0.3%
Songhai 0.3%
Gourounsi 0.3%
Ko 0.1%
Koussasse 0.1%
Sembla 0.1%
Siamou 0.1%
Other National 5%
Other African 0.2%
French 1.3%
Oda non-indigenous 0.1%

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Burkina Faso". The World Factbook (2024 ed.). Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 25 December 2023.
  2. "Burkina Faso Population 2021 (Demographics, Maps, Graphs)". worldpopulationreview.com.
  3. "Burkina Faso country profile". BBC News. 13 April 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2023.
  4. "Burkina Faso: Regions, Cities & Urban Localities - Population Statistics, Maps, Charts, Weather and Web Information". www.citypopulation.de.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Rupley, Lawrence; Bangali, Lamissa & Diamitani, Boureima (2013). Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso. The Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-6770-3.

You fi read further[edit | edit source]

  • Engberg-Perderson, Lars, Endangering Development: Politics, Projects, and Environment in Burkina Faso (Praeger Publishers, 2003).
  • Englebert, Pierre, Burkina Faso: Unsteady Statehood in West Africa (Perseus, 1999).
  • Howorth, Chris, Rebuilding the Local Landscape: Environmental Management in Burkina Faso (Ashgate, 1999).
  • McFarland, Daniel Miles and Rupley, Lawrence A, Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso (Scarecrow Press, 1998).
  • Manson, Katrina and Knight, James, Burkina Faso (Bradt Travel Guides, 2011).
  • Roy, Christopher D and Wheelock, Thomas G B, Land of the Flying Masks: Art and Culture in Burkina Faso: The Thomas G.B. Wheelock Collection (Prestel Publishing, 2007).
  • Sankara, Thomas, Thomas Sankara Speaks: The Burkina Faso Revolution 1983–1987 (Pathfinder Press, 2007).
  • Sankara, Thomas, We are the Heirs of the World's Revolutions: Speeches from the Burkina Faso Revolution 1983–1987 (Pathfinder Press, 2007).