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Burkina Faso
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 national languagesMòoré
Fulani
Dioula[1]
Ethnic groups(1995)
Demonym
  • Burkinabé
  • Burkinabè
  • Burkinabe
GovernmentUnitarysemi-presidentialrepublic
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
Paul Kaba Thieba
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
• from France
5 August 1960
Area
• Total
274,200 km2 (105,900 sq mi) (74th)
• Water (%)
0.146%
Population
• 2014 estimate
17,322,796[2] (61st)
• 2006 census
14,017,262
• Density
64/km2 (165.8/sq mi) (145th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$35.598 billion[3]
• Per capita
$1,879[3]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$12.258 billion[3]
• Per capita
$647[3]
Gini (2007)39.5[4]
medium
HDI (2015)Increase 0.402[5]
low · 185th
CurrencyWest African CFA franc[6] (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 July 9, 2017


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