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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

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1. This country has more than 1 546,000 motor vehicles (84 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

2. This is the only African country in which an outbreak of avian influenza has been reported.

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

4. The national top-level domain is .bf . There are over 1,130 websites with this extension.

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

6. In this country there are more than 15,272 km of paved roads (0,02% of all roads in the world).

7. The country has 23 airports, 2 of the paved surface.

8. In this country there are more than 622 km of railway tracks.

9. The average annual temperature is 20 ° C.


Geography in Burkina Faso

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

2. The country is 1.1 times smaller than Poland.

3. Burkina Faso borders with such countries as: Benin 306 km, Ivory Coast 584 km, Ghana 549 km, Mali 1,000 km, Niger 628 km, Togo 126 km.

4. The highest peak is Pic de Nakourou (Tena Kuru), 749 m above sea level.

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

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

7. 67464 km2 of the country is covered by forests (24.7%)

65. The closest capital in a straight line from Ouagadougou is Niamey (Niger) – 414 km.

66. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Ouagadougou is Vaiaku (Tuvalu) – 19580 km.


Finance in Burkina Faso

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

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

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

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

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

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 14 833 000 000 (PLN 63 485 240 000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 12,870,000,000 (PLN 55,083 600,000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 28.3% of GDP, which is about: $ 4,197,739,000 (PLN 17,966,322,920),
2018 year was 24.4 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 3 140 280 000 (PLN 13,440,398 400). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 170 (PLN 728).

8. At the beginning of 2015 , foreign debt was around: $ 2,852,000,000 .

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


Law in Burkina Faso

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. The last death penalty was made in 1988.


Education in Burkina Faso

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

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

3. The average IQ level is 68.

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


Work in Burkina Faso

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

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

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

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

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

6. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Burkina Faso

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

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

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

4. The highest peak is Pic de Nakourou (Tena Kuru), 749 m above sea level.

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

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

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


Society in Burkina Faso

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

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

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

4. 80.5% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

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

6. The average IQ level is 68.

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

8. On average, a woman gives birth to 5.9 children.

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

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

11. The population density is 57.4 people / km2.

12. The main religion is Islam, 50%.

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

15. 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.

16. 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).

17. 11 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

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

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

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


Symbols of Burkina Faso

1. It is the only African country where a bird flu outbreak has been reported.


Customs in Burkina Faso

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


Sport in Burkina Faso

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1. The name comes from the combination of the words moré (Burkina) and dulla (Faso), meaning the land of righteous people.


History of Burkina Faso

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1. Independence from France was obtained on August 5, 1960.

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


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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


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