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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso
  • Capital

    Capital

    Ouagadougou

  • Local time

    Local time

    17:11

  • Population

    Population

    19.24 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +226

  • Currency

    Currency

    Fr XOF (franc)

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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Ouagadougou

  • Local time

    Local time

    17:11

  • Population

    Population

    19.24 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +226

  • Currency

    Currency

    Fr XOF (franc)

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.40 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    748mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    274 200 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    16%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    20%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    44%

  • Railways

    Railways

    622km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    144 949

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Mossi
    Gurunsi
    Senufo

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam - 50 %
    Islam - 50 %
    indigenous - 40 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    34.6%

  • Languages

    Languages

    French
    native African languages

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    11 450

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    7.4 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    36%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    2.2%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    389%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    52 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.8%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    cotton lint, beverages, agricultural processing, soap, cigarettes, textiles, gold

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    cotton, peanuts, shea nuts, sesame, sorghum, millet, corn, rice, livestock

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    manganese, limestone, marble, small deposits of gold, phosphates, pumice, salt

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    manganese, limestone, marble, small deposits of gold, phosphates, pumice, salt

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    76%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    2 849kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    148 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    3

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What not to do when visiting Burkina Faso

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Marker Burkina Faso
Business & Communication

Don’t wear short skirts or shorts if you’re a woman - dress casually. Women are expected to dress modestly since it's a Muslim country.

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Marker Burkina Faso
Street & Behavioral

Don’t necessarily visit the north of Boulsa or to the W National Park near the border with Niger and Benin due to a higher level of violence and ongoing threats of attacks.

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Marker Burkina Faso
Street & Behavioral

Don’t travel by road on your own from Ouagadougou to Po - banditry in these areas has worsened.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Burkina Faso’s capital of Ouagadougou literally translates to “You are welcome here at home with us” in a local language.

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