Located in the continent of Africa, Burkina Faso covers 273,800 square kilometers of land and 400 square kilometers of water, making it the 75th largest nation in the world with a total area of 274,200 square kilometers.
Burkina Faso became an independent state in 1960, after gaining its sovereignty from France. The population of Burkina Faso is 17,275,115 (2012) and the nation has a density of 63 people per square kilometer.
The currency of Burkina Faso is the CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF). As well, the people of Burkina Faso are refered to as Burkinabe.
The dialing code for the country is 226 and the top level internet domain for Burkinabe sites is .bf.
To learn more, visit our detailed Burkina Faso section.
|Density||63.1 / km2 ( 163.4 / mi2 )|
|Currency||CFA Franc BCEAO|
|GDP||12,542,969,275 (2014 data)|
|GDP per Capita||726 (2014 data)|
|Land Area||273,800 km2 (105,715 mi2)|
|Water Area||400 km2 (154 mi2)|
|Neighbouring Countries||Mali, The Niger, Ghana, Benin, Togo, Cote D'Ivoire|
What is the capital of Burkina Faso?
Ouagadougou is the capital city of Burkina Faso. It has a population of 1,086,505, and is located on a latitue of 12.37 and longitude of -1.53.
Ouagadougou is also the political center of Burkina Faso, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.
Quick Facts About Ouagadougou, the Capital Of Burkina Faso
|Elevation||299 meters over sea level|
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