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Burkina Faso

  • Location: Western Africa, north of Ghana
  • Geographic coordinates: 13 00 N, 2 00 W
  • Area: total - 274,200 sq km, land - 273,800 sq km, water - 400 sq km
  • Land boundaries: total - 3,193 km (border countries - Benin 306 km, Cote d'Ivoire 584 km, Ghana 549 km, Mali 1,000 km, Niger 628 km, Togo 126 km)
  • Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)
  • Capital: Ouagadougou
  • Independence: 5 August 1960 (from France)
  • Population: 13,902,972 (July 2006 est.)
  • Nationality: noun - Burkinabe (singular and plural), adjective - Burkinabe
  • Ethnic groups: Mossi over 40%, Gurunsi, Senufo, Lobi, Bobo, Mande, Fulani
  • Religions: Muslim 50%, indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian (mainly Roman Catholic) 10%
  • Languages: French (official), native African languages belonging to Sudanic family spoken by 90% of the population

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