Burkina Faso

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)

 
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