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Travel to Burkina Faso

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Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to Burkina Faso

  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC +0
  • Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellullar phone etc.)
  • Currency: Burkina Faso Franc (CFA)
  • Country Dialing Code: 226

Burkina Faso

Location
Western Africa, north of Ghana

Capital
Ouagadougou

Population
13,925,313 note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2005 est.)

Regions
45 provinces; Bale, Bam, Banwa, Bazega, Bougouriba, Boulgou, Boulkiemde, Comoe, Ganzourgou, Gnagna, Gourma, Houet, Ioba, Kadiogo, Kenedougou, Komondjari, Kompienga, Kossi, Koulpelogo, Kouritenga, Kourweogo, Leraba, Loroum, Mouhoun, Namentenga, Nahouri, Nayala, Noumbiel, Oubritenga, Oudalan, Passore, Poni, Sanguie, Sanmatenga, Seno, Sissili, Soum, Sourou, Tapoa, Tuy, Yagha, Yatenga, Ziro, Zondoma, Zoundweogo

Climate
tropical; warm, dry winters; hot, wet summers

Ethnic groups
Mossi over 40%, Gurunsi, Senufo, Lobi, Bobo, Mande, Fulani

Religions
indigenous beliefs 40%, Muslim 50%, Christian (mainly Roman Catholic) 10%

Languages
French (official), native African languages belonging to Sudanic family spoken by 90% of the population

Government type
parliamentary republic

Background
Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) achieved independence from France in 1960. Repeated military coups during the 1970s and 1980s were followed by multiparty elections in the early 1990s. Burkina Faso's high population density and limited natural resources result in poor economic prospects for the majority of its citizens. Recent unrest in Cote d'Ivoire and northern Ghana has hindered the ability of several hundred thousand seasonal Burkinabe farm workers to find employment in neighboring countries.

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