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Burkina Faso Public Holidays

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

 

Date Holiday Comment
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.

Dialing Code

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.

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