Burkina Faso facts


 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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