Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in the western part of the African continent. The borders of the country include Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana and the Ivory Coast. In the past, the country was a colony of France, and in 1960 takes name of the Upper Voltaafter its freedom. The capital is Ouagadougou. The area of the country is 274,200 km2.
Burkina Faso Cities
Burkina Faso phone code: +226
Burkina Faso currency: West African CFA Franc
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The economy of Burkina Faso is based on food crop farming and animal husbandry. Cattle, goats, sheep and chickens are the main animals grown. Akdarı, sorghum, beans, Indian locales, cassava, corn, peanuts, cotton, sesame and West African trees are the most important plants extracted from the seed. Cotton, peanut and sesame are exported. Livestock and animal skins constitute an important part of export revenues. Industry, soap, vegetable oils, sugar, cotton and leather products constitute the majority of manufacturing. Most electrical energy is produced thermally. The money sent by workers working outside is an important source of foreign exchange.
Products Exported by Burkina Faso
There are Gold, Raw Cotton, Coconuts, Brazil Urchin, Cashew, Raw Zinc and Zinc Ore.
Burkina Faso Import Products
There are Refined Oil, Packaged Drugs, Mixed Mineral or Chemical Fertilizers, Great Construction Tools and Cement.
Countries Exported to Burkina Faso
Switzerland, India, Singapore, Côte d'Ivoire and South Africa. Burkina Faso Imports Countries: Located in China, Ivory Coast, France, the United States and Ghana.
Burkina Faso Living Nations
Burkina Fasoli are a mixture of half of the West African ethnic groups. Fulse, Kibsi, Kipirsi, Kurumba and Nioniosse have long been native to Burkina Faso. It is mainly called Nanii (children of the land) to native peoples. Near the financial border in the northwest, Brand, Samo, Samogho and Diula live groups. There is a lobby ethnic group along the borders of Ghana and Ivory Coast. Those who interfere with the Black and Red Volta and the peoples of Ghana in the south take the name Gurunsi jointly. In the northeast, there are Fulbe Peul and Tuarep peoples. Mossi dominates the lands between the Red and White Volta, the most recognizable people of Burkina Faso. The people who share the Mossi culture make up the most crowded group of the country.
Burkina Faso Spoken Languages
Official language is French. Each ethnic group has its own language or dialect. The Mossi language is spoken more than the others. More belongs to the Voltaic subgroup of the Niger-Congolese family.