Burkina Faso

Motto

“Unité, Progrès, Justice” (french)
“Unity, Progress, Justice”

Anthem

“Une Seule Nuit” (french)
“One Single Night”

Geography

Capital: Ouagadougou
Largest City: Ouagadougou
Total area: 274,200 sq km
Climate: Tropical, warm, dry winters, hot, wet summers
Natural resources: Manganese, limestone, marble, deposits of gold, phosphates, pumice, salt
Border countries: Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Togo

People and Society

Population: 18,931,686
Demonym: Burkinabe
Languages: French (official), Moore, Mandinka, Bambara (native languages)
Ethnic groups: Mossi, Gurunsi, Lobi, Senufo, Bobo, Mande, Fulani
Religions: Catholic, Muslim, Animist, Protestant

Government

Independence: 5 August 1960 (from France)
Government type: Parliamentary Republic
Chief of state: Michel KAFANGO (interim President since 2014)

Economy

Currency: West African CFA franc
Exports: Gold, cotton, livestock
Industries: Cotton lint, beverages, agricultural processing,
soap, cigarettes, texitles, gold

Tourism and Attraction

Bangr Weogo Park
Mossi Village Kokologo
Fabedougou Dome
Ruins of Loropéni
Karfiguela Waterfall
Diebougou cave
Lake Tengrela

Sources:
Burkina Faso official website

The World Factbook