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Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso is in Africa. Its capital is Ouagadougou. It is at 13° 00' North, 2° 00' West. Burkina Faso has an area of 274,200 square kilometres (105,869 square miles). The population is 16,751,455. This population is from a 2011 estimate.

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For currency they use the Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc. The inflation in 2009 was 2.6%. The economy link (above) goes to a page that lists their commodities and trading partners.


In the year 2003, the literacy rate was 21.8%. This definition of literacy is portion of the population over 15 years of age, that can read and write.


People here speak French. Religions beliefs here include animist, Muslim, other, Protestant, and Roman Catholic.

Ninty percent of the population speak native African languages of the Sudanic family.

Time Zone

It is in the West Africa (GMT + 0) time zone.

Administrative Divisions


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