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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

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Location Burkina Faso AU Africa.svg
Capital
and largest city
Ouagadougou
12°22′N1°32′W / 12.367°N 1.533°W / 12.367; -1.533
Official languagesFrench
Recognised national languagesMòoré
Fula
Dioula[1]
Ethnic groups
(2010 est.)[2]
Religion
(2006)[3]
Demonym(s)
  • Burkinabé
  • Burkinabè
  • Burkinese
GovernmentUnitarysemi-presidentialconstitutional republic
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
• from France
5 August 1960
Area
• Total
274,200 km2 (105,900 sq mi) (74th)
• Water (%)
0.146%
Population
• 2020 estimate
21,510,181[4] (58th)
• 2006 census
14,017,262
• Density
64/km2 (165.8/sq mi) (137th)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
$45.339 billion
• Per capita
$2,207[5]
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
$16.226 billion
• Per capita
$792[5]
Gini (2020)Steady 38.9[6]
medium
HDI (2018)Increase 0.434[7]
low · 182nd
CurrencyWest African CFA franc[8] (XOF)
Time zoneUTC (GMT)
Driving sideright
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
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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