Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Location & Area:
- Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north; Niger to the east; Benin to the southeast; Togo and Ghana to the south; and Ivory Coast to the southwest.
- It covers an area of 274,200 sq km (105,870 sq miles).
Capital and Largest City:
- December 11
- August 5, 1960
- The climate is tropical, with a rainy season in the summer months due to the African monsoon, and a dry season in winter. In the north, the rainy season is shorter and less intense, so the climate is semi-arid, while in the south the rains last longer.
- Mostly flat to dissected, undulating plains; hills in west and southeast.
- 19,742,715 (July 2018 estimate)
- French (official);
- Indigenous languages
- Burkina Faso’s flag is two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and green with a yellow five-pointed star in the center.
- CFA franc
- It is divided into 13 regions includes; Boucle du Mouhoun, Cascades, Centre, Centre-Est, Centre-Nord, Centre-Ouest, Centre-Sud, Est, Hauts-Bassins, Nord, Plateau-Central, Sahel and Sud-Ouest.
- Latest approved by referendum on June 2, 1991 and adopted on June 11, 1991.
- Presidential Republic
President of Burkina Faso:
- Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
- Manganese, limestone, marble; small deposits of gold, phosphates, pumice and salt.
- Agriculture products: Cotton, peanuts, shea nuts, sesame, sorghum, millet, corn, rice; livestock.
- Industries: Cotton lint, beverages, agricultural processing, soap, cigarettes, textiles, gold.
- Main exports: Gold, cotton, livestock.
- Main imports: Capital goods, foodstuffs, petroleum.