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Burkina Faso

Burkina faso A landlocked nation in West Africa where you will find an optimism never seen before. The cities have not much to show, of course it is possible to find monuments, but the people are the most interesting. Or go to the amazing Karfigučla Waterfalls and see the beautiful nature surrounding it. Going to the Gorom-Gorom Market will be the experience of a lifetime.

Area: 274.471 Km²
Population: 12.272.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 45 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Ouagadougou (824.000 pop.)
Major cities: Bobo Dioulasso 250.000 pop., Koudougou 55.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Mossi 48%, Mande 17%, Fulbe 10%, Tuareg and others 25%
Border countries: Mali NORTH-WEST, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Benin SOUTH, Niger EAST

Principal mountains: Pic de Nakourou 749 m
Principal rivers: Black Volta 800 Km (Burkinabe tract, total 1600 Km)
Principal lakes: -
Principal islands: -
Climate: Tropical - arid

Language: French (official), Ethnic dialects
Religion: Indigenous Beliefs 65%, Muslim 25%, Christian 10%
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc (XOF)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 3/1, 8/3, 1/5, 4/8, 5/8, 15/8, 15/10, 1/11, 11/12, 25/12
Dialling code: 00226
GMT: 0

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