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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 languages
Ethnic groups (1995)
Demonym
  • Burkinabé
  • Burkinabè
  • Burkinabe
GovernmentSemi-presidentialrepublic
 - PresidentBlaise Compaoré
 - Prime MinisterLuc-Adolphe Tiao
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
 - from France5 August 1960 
Area
 - Total274,200 km2 (74th)
105,869 sq mi
 - Water (%)0.146%
Population
 - 2010 estimate15,730,977[1] (64th)
 - 2006 census14,017,262
 - Density57.4/km2 (145th)
148.9/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2012 estimate
 - Total$24.293 billion[2]
 - Per capita$1,399[2]
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
 - Total$10.464 billion[2]
 - Per capita$602[2]
Gini (2007)39.5[3]
medium
HDI (2007)Increase 0.389
low ·177th
CurrencyWest African CFA franc[4] (XOF)
Time zone(UTC+0)
 - Summer (DST)not observed (UTC)
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 26, 2012


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