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Burkina Faso
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Unité–Progrès–Justice" (French)
"Unity–Progress–Justice"
Anthem: Une Seule Nuit / Ditanyè  (French)
One Single Night / Hymn of Victory

Location of  Burkina Faso  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)  –  [Legend]
Location of  Burkina Faso  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)  –  [Legend]

Capital
and largest city
Ouagadougou
12°20′N1°40′W / 12.333°N 1.667°W / 12.333; -1.667
Official languagesFrench
Recognised regional languagesMòoré
Mandinka
Bambara
Ethnic groups (1995)
Demonym
  • Burkinabé
  • Burkinabè
  • Burkinabe
GovernmentUnitarysemi-presidentialrepublic
 • PresidentRoch Marc Christian Kaboré
 • Prime MinisterPaul Kaba Thieba
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
 • from France5 August 1960 
Area
 • Total274,200 km2 (74th)
105,869 sq mi
 • Water (%)0.146%
Population
 • 2014 estimate17,322,796[1] (61st)
 • 2006 census14,017,262
 • Density63,17/km2 (145th)
163,63/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$32.745 billion[2]
 • Per capita$1,777[2]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$11.872 billion[2]
 • Per capita$644[2]
Gini (2007)39.5[3]
medium
HDI (2014)Increase 0.402[4]
low ·183rd
CurrencyWest African CFA franc[5] (XOF)
Time zoneGMT(UTC+0)
Drives on theright
Calling code+226
ISO 3166 codeBF
Internet TLD.bf
The data here is an estimation for the year 2005 produced by the International Monetary Fund in April 2005.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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