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Where is Burkina Faso
About Map: Map showing where is Burkina Faso located in the World.
As shown on the Burkina Faso location map that Burkina Faso is located in the western part of Africa continent.
Burkina Faso map also shows that the country is landlocked surrounded by other African countries including Mali in the north, Niger in the east, Benin in the southeast, Togo and Ghana in the south, and Cote d'Ivoire in the southwest.
In fact, country was earlier known as the Republic of Upper Volta but it was renamed as Burkina Faso very recently i.e. August 4, 1984, by President Thomas Sankara. Meaning of name is "the land of upright people" in Moore and Dioula language; these are important native languages of the country. However, "Burkina" may also be translated as "men of integrity," in the Moore language, and "Faso" means "father's house" in Dioula. The people of Burkina Faso are known as Burkinabe.

The country got its independence in the year 1960 from France, since then it has experienced many types of governance; at present, country has a semi-presidential republic. Ouagadougou is the capital city of Burkina Faso. The country is a member of international organizations including the African Union, Community of Sahel-Saharan States, La Francophonie, Organization of the Islamic Conference and Economic Community of West African States.

Burkina Faso has tropical climate with two marked seasons. The economy of the country depends upon agriculture and mining industries. The important agriculture produces are sorghum, pearl millet, peanuts, maize (corn), rice and cotton and natural resources are copper, manganese, iron, and, gold.

Quick Facts
CountryBurkina Faso
Continent Africa
Where is LocatedBurkina Faso is a country located in the West Africa
Coordinates 12°20'N1°40'W
Capital Ouagadougou
Largest City Ouagadougou
Neighboring Countries Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Togo
Administrative divisions13 regions
Area 105,869 sq mi
Population2010 estimate 15,730,977
Official Language French
Currency West African CFA franc
ISO Alpha-2 CodeBF
ISO Alpha-3 Code BFA
ISO Numeric Code854
GDP $24.293 billion 2012 estimate
Calling code 226
Time Zone (UTC+0)
Internet TLD .bf