Burkina Faso facts

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 Burkina Faso facts:


Capital : Oagadougou
People :  Burkinabe
Population : 19,536,218
Population Ranking  : 60
Area  :  272967

Density :  70
Currency :  Western African CFA France
Median age : 17.1
Language : Fula, French
H.S.P :  132

Country Surrounded by
Benin , Ghana, Mali, Niger, Togo, Ivory Coast


 Burkina Faso facts

 Burkina Faso facts


  • Capital of Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou. Written as wogodogo in the Moore Dialect, it literally means Your are welcome here at home with us


  • It is located south of the Sahara Desert


  • "Burkina Faso" is the leader in African art and culture and hosts the largest craft market in Africa


  • Burkina Faso is the home to 60 different ethnic groups , each with their own variety of folk music


  • 60% of the population is Muslim, while 19% is Catholic ,15% are Animists and 5 % are Protestants


  • It was formally known as Upper Volta, and adopted its current name after if gained its independence from France August 5 , 1960


  • The Mossi is the largest ethnic group in Burkina Faso


  • Gold is Burkina Faso's main export followed by cotton and animal products. Burkina Faso is Africa's largest producer of cotton


  • Burkina is second only to South Africa as Africa's largest producer of biotech crops and had the world's second-fastest growing acreage of biotech crops after Australia


  • Most food in Burkina Faso comes with sauce. Staple foods are sorghum, millet, rice, maize, peanuts, potatoes, bean, yams and okra


  • About 80% of the population relies on substance agriculture


  • Popular sports in Burkina Faso are Soccer,handball, cycling, basketball and boxing


  • The University of Ouagadougou founded in 1974 was the country's first institution of higher education


  • Burkina Faso is home to three crocodile species: Slender-snouted crocodile, Nile Crocodile and dwarf crocodile. These are especially important in Bazoule, where the reptiles are even considered sacred


  • Burkina is an excellent destination for anyone interested in seeing beautiful West African country and exploring African culture and music
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