Burkina Faso is officially called the Republic of Burkina Faso. It is a landlocked country in West Africa. Formerly, it was called the Republic of Upper Volta, and then it was renamed to Republic of Burkina Faso in 1984. With an area of 274,200 Sq. Kilometers it shares its border with six surrounding countries: Niger in the East, Mali in the North, Ghana, and Togo in the South, Benin in the Southeast, and Ivory Coat in the Southwest. This country has 45 provinces and these provinces are further divided into 351 departments.
Holidays in Burkina Faso
|January 01||New Year’s Day|
|January 03||Revolution Day|
|March 08||Women’s Day|
|April 04||Easter Day|
|April 05||Easter Monday||Monday after Easter Sunday|
|May 01||Labour Day||International Workers Day|
|May 13||Ascension Day||40 Days after Easter|
|May 12 – 13||Korité||Celebrates the end of Ramadan|
|August 05||Independence Day||National Day|
|July 19 – 23||Tabaski||The Feast of Sacrifice|
|August 15||Assumption Day|
|November 01||All Saints’ Day|
|December 11||Proclamation of the Republic|
|December 25||Christmas Day|
|December 26||Boxing Day|
The capital of Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou is the current capital and largest city of the country. It serves as the cultural, communication, administrative, and economic center of the country. The estimated population of this city in 2015 was almost 2,200,000.
Mr. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré is the current president of Burkina Faso, who is in office since 29 Dec 2015. In the history of 49 years, he is the first non-interim president.
Prime Minister of Burkina Faso
Paul Kaba Thieba is the current president of Burkina Faso and was appointed by the president in 2016, on Jan-06.
The population of Burkina Faso
With an estimated population of 15,730,977 people in 2010, it comes at 64th rank in the world among the most populated countries in the world.
Flag of Burkina Faso
The national flag is consisting of two equal horizontal bars of Red and Green color along with a five-pointed star in the middle. It was adopted on 4 August in 1984.
The currency of Burkina Faso
The national currency of Algeria is West African CFA franc. The official code for currency is XOF and commonly used symbol is CFA.
The Religion of Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso is quite diverse society, the 60.5% majority of its population adhere to Islam, and other 23.2%, 15.3%, and 1.0% belong to Christianity, Indigenous Beliefs, and Irreligious respectively.
The international dialing code of Armenia is +266.
Crime Rate of Burkina Faso
Armenia has crime index 42.44 and safety index 67.56 in the world.
Famous Airport of Burkina Faso
Some of the busiest airports of Burkina Faso are Aribinda Airports which serves Aribinda city in Soum province, Arly Airport which serves Arly city in Tapoa province, Barsalogho Airport which serves Barsalogho city in Sanmatenga province, and Bobo Dioulasso Airport which serves Bobo Dioulasso city in Houet.
Top Destinations in Burkina Faso
This nation is one of the poor nations of Africa but people here welcome visitors with charm to make their trip a memorable one. Some of the best places to visit in Burkina Faso are Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso, Banfora, Tiebele, Arli National Park, Ruins of Loropeni, W National Park, Ouahigouya, Sindou Peaks.
Area of Burkina Faso
According to an estimate, the total area of Burkina Faso is almost 274,200 sq. kilometer
GDP of Burkina Faso
In 2017, the estimated Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Burkina Faso was 12.87 billion which 0.02% of the total World’s economy.
Sports Burkina Faso
The most commonly played sports in Burkina Faso are Football, Basketball, Rugby, Union, Tennis, Athletics, Cycling, Handball, and Martial Arts.