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Last update : 11 February 2019


Burkina Faso information

Burkina Faso is a country in West Africa without access to the sea

Capital : Ouagadougou
Language :  French
Currency :  CFA franc
Population : 19 034 397
Area : 274 222 km2

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Burkina Faso facts

1. Independence from France was obtained on August 5, 1960.
2. The population density is 57.4 people / km2.
3. The country is 1.1 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Islam, 50%.
5. The highest peak is Pic de Nakourou (Tena Kuru), 749 m above sea level.
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7. The average annual temperature is 20 °C.
8. The most popular sport is football and cycling.
9. The name comes from the combination of the words moré (Burkina) and dulla (Faso), meaning the land of righteous people.
10. It is the only African country where a bird flu outbreak has been reported.
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11. The habit of showing respect for the elderly is strongly respected.

12. In the period from March to May it happens that the temperature exceeds 45 degrees Celsius.

13. Built in 1880, the building is one of the oldest and largest clay temples in West Africa. The mosque in the Sudanese style is a symbol of the “cultural capital” of the country.

Author: BF

14. The minimum wage is CFA 34664 per month (data from 2012).

Author: Burkina FAN

15. The amount of income tax in Burkina Faso is 27.5%.

16. In Burkina Faso, an average person consumes about 6.8 liters of pure alcohol per year.

Author: Daria

17. The most beer is beer – 10%, then wine – 3%, spirit – 3%, and other alcoholic beverages – 84%.

18. In this country, compulsory education lasts 10 years.

Author: AlkoWorld

19. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

20. The average IQ level is 68.

21. In this country there are 64% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 11 808 316 people).

Author: EduKacJa

22. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

Author: Reebeka

23. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed is 90 km / h.

24. In 2013, 1,461 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

25. In this country, more than 1 546 000 motor vehicles are registered (84 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

26. 9% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 1,660,000 people).

Author: AutoMania

27. 80.5% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

28. In this country there are over 15 272 km of paved roads (0.02% of all roads in the world).

Author: Durga

29. In this country there are 23 airports, 2 of the paved surface.

30. In this country there are over 622 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

31. In a country that has more than 1 779 000 (2015) 3 704 265 (2018) people have access to internet (about 19% of the population).

Author: Marlène

32. Around 490,000 (2015) 840,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

33. The national top-level domain is .bf . There are over 1 130 websites with such an extension.

Author: NET

34. The most popular pages with the extension .bf are: google.bf, onef.gov.bf and rtb.bf.

35. The country has over $494,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.0042% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

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36. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $14 833 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $12,870,000,000 .

Author: Vinamra

37. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 28.3% GDP, or around: $4,197,739,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 24.4% GDP, or around: $3 140 280,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give about $170.

38. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2015 of the year was around: $2,852,000,000 .

39. In this country an adult person smokes 9 cigarettes a month on average.

Author: Komornik

40. The lowest temperature: 5 °C was measured at Markoye.

Author: VViki

41. The lowest temperature: 5 °C was measured at Markoye.

42. The highest temperature: 47.2 °C was measured in Dori.

Author: weather

43. The most deadly disease in this country is tuberculosis.

Author: medi

44. The average life expectancy in this country is 53.9 years (women – 54.8 years and men – 52.8 years).

Author: Wilga

45. In this country, women can get married at the age of 17, and men at the age of 20.

46. In this country, women having their first child on average 19.4 years old.

47. 10 women give birth to 59 children on average

Author: Nadia

48. The average age people living in this country is 17.1 years old.

49. The country is around:
8 604 000 people (45.2%) in the age range 0-14 years.
9,965,000 people (52.35%) in the age range 15-64 years.
466 300 people (2.45%) over 65 years old.

50. In this country, about 800,000 children are born each year (4.2% of the population), and about 223,000 people die (1.2% of the population).

Author: Sara19

51. The lowest situated place in the country is the Black Volta River – 200 m above sea level.

Author: Klemens

52. In Burkina Faso there are 11,7650 km2 of agricultural land (43% of the country).

53. 11 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

54. Dialia is the highest located city in the country.

55. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 34 days.

56. The country joined the UN on September 20, 1960.

57. The work week is 40 hours.

Author: Statyk

58. 18% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

59. 67464 km2 of the country is covered by forests (24.7%)

60. The last death penalty was made in 1988.

Author: Statyk

61. The unemployment rate is 6.3% (data from 2018).

Author: Daria

62. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 25%, and for companies 27.5% (2018).

63. The tax on goods and services is 18% (2018).

64. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2.5%.

Author: Fan%

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What is the highest peak in Burkina Faso?
The highest peak in Burkina Faso is Pic de Nakourou (749 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Burkina Faso?
The largest river in Burkina Faso is Wolta Biała.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Burkina Faso?
Bourma is the largest lake in Burkina Faso.

answer: Marta

What is the national dish?
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Which Burkina Faso has national colors?
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What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
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What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Burkina Faso?
Burkina Faso borders with such countries as: Benin 306 km, Côte d’Ivoire 584 km, Ghana 549 km, Mali 1,000 km, Niger 628 km, Togo 126 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age people living in this country is 17.1 years old.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is CFA 34664 per month (data from 2012).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Burkina Faso?
The population density is 70 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Unity, progress, justice”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 47.2 ° C was measured in Dori.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: 5 ° C was measured at Markoye.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
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