Burkina Faso : Wiki, Area, Biography, Location, Currency, Festivals & More

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Country Burkina Faso
Continent Africa
Location 12.23830 N, 1.56160 W
Map of Burkina Faso  Map of Burkina Faso
Flag  Burkina Faso flag
Area 274,200 km²
Neighboring Countries Togo




Ivory Coast




Sierra Leone






Sao Tome and Principle


Equatorial Guinea

Western Sahara





Cape Verde

Central African Republic


Time Zone GMT (UTC +0)
Population 19.268 million (2017)
Symbol  Burkina Faso symbol
Independence Day August 5th, 1960
President of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kabore
Prime Minister of Burkina Faso Paul Kaba Thieba
National Anthem ‘’Une Seule Nuit (One Single Night)’’
Motto ‘’Unite-Progres-Justice (Unity-Progress-Justice)’’
National Animal White Stallion

National Animal of Burkina Faso

National Dish Riz Gras

National Dish of Burkina Faso

Cereals Produce Mainly Maize




National Sport Football
National Language French
Seasons Rainy Season

Summer Season

Winter Season

Prestigious Awards of Burkina Faso Cinema Award – FESPACO Award, Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou.
Traditional Dress For Women’s

Wrap Dresses or Skirts

For Men’s

Long Gown (Like Boubou)

Religion in Burkina Faso Islam (60.5%)

Christianity (23.2%)

Indigenous Beliefs (15.3%)

Irreligious & Others (1%)

Average Marriage age in Burkina Faso 24.3 years for men and 17.9 years for women
Capital Ouagadougou (120 20’N 1040’W)
Number of Regions 13 Regions
Largest Region Centre Region
Smallest Region Sud-Ouest Region
Number of Cities 39 Cities
Largest City Ouagadougou
Smallest City Batie
Literacy rate 43.0% (males)

29.3% (females)

Type of Government Republic

Semi-Presidential System

GDP PPP – $35.598 billion (2017)

Nominal – $12.258 billion (2017)

GDP per capita $1,879 (2017)
Currency West African CFA franc (XOF)
Calling Code +226
Internet TLD .bf
ISO 3166 code BF
Festivals Tabaski Festival

Festival International de la Culture Hip Hop

Festival Jazz

Festival des Masques et des Artes

Festival Panafricain du Cinema

Semaine National de la Culture

Historic Monuments Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso

Cathedral of Ouagadougou

Grande Mosquee de Ouagadougou

The Grand Mosque at Bani

Protected Areas 6 National Parks

2 Biosphere Reserves

Longest River Black Volta
Highest Mountain Mount Tenakourou
Biggest Dam Bagre Dam
Biggest Waterfall Karfiguela Falls
Biggest Airport Ouagadougou Airport
Total Number of Airport 37 Airports
Total Number of Universities 4 Universities
Tallest Building BCEAO Building
Richest person of Burkina Faso Aliko Dangote
Best places to visit in Burkina Faso Ouagadougou



Gorom Gorom


Arli National Park

The Ruins of Loropeni

W National Park

Nazinga Reserve


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