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Burkina Faso's Information

Flag of Burkina Faso
Land Area 273,800 km2
Water Area 400 km2
Total Area 274,200km2 (#74)
Population 19,512,533 (#59)
Population Density 71.27/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $32.99 Billion
GDP Per Capita $1,800
Currency Franc (XOF)
Largest Cities
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.
  • Alidou Badini filmmaker
  • Boureima Badini politician
  • Serge Theophile Balima journalist, diplomat
  • Djibrill Yipene Bassole politician, diplomat
  • Francois Djobi Bassolet journalist, historian, cultural leader
  • Andre Bicaba sprinter
  • Nazi Boni politician, founder African Popular Movement
  • Juliette Bonkoungou ambassador, jurist
C - D
  • Blaise Compaore military captain, president
  • Francois Compaore politician
  • Joseph Issoufou Conombo former prime minister
  • Daniel Ouezzin Coulibaly politician
  • Gabin Dabire singer, musician, composer
  • Noellie Marie Beatri Damiba journalist, diplomat
  • Boubacar Diallo filmmaker, author
  • Hama Arba Diallo politician, diplomat
G - I
  • Constantin Guirma prelate
  • Frederic Fernand Guirma politician, diplomat, writer
  • Henri Guissou politician, diplomat
  • Jacky Ido actor
  • Emile Ilboudo politician, diplomat
  • Monique Ilboudo human rights activist, lawyer, author
K - L
  • Gaston Kabore film director
  • Zabore "Zinda" Kabore politician
  • Joseph Ki-Zerbo politician, writer
  • Marthe Koala hurdler
  • Gerard Kobeane sprinter
  • Dramane Kone drummer
  • Bilgho Akaramata Kora musician
  • Moro Naba Kougri former king
  • Dani Kouyate actor
  • Aboubakar Sangoule Lamizana former president
N - O
  • Fanta Régina Nacro film director
  • Severine Nebie judoka
  • Adama Nombre civil engineer
  • Ablasse Ouedraogo politician, economist
  • Angelika Sita Ouedraogo swimmer
  • Fulgence Ouedraogo footballer
  • Gerard Kango Ouedraogo former prime minister
  • Idrissa Ouedraogo film director
  • Jean-Baptiste Ouedraogo former president, physician
O - S
  • Joseph Ouedraogo trade unionist
  • Julien Ouedraogo sabre fencer
  • Rabaki Jeremie Ouedraogo road racing cyclist
  • Konkiswinde Hanatou Ouelogo judoka
  • Lassina Pare football referee
  • Thomas Isidore Noel Sankara military captain, revolutionary, theorist, former president
  • Thomas Sanon politician, diplomat
  • Idrissa Sanou athlete
  • Olivier Sanou athlete
  • Moussa Savadogo writer, playwright
  • Aristide Sawadogo basketball player
  • Marie Blandine Sawadogo politician
  • Salimata Sawadogo magistrate, ambassador
  • Jean Emile Somda jurist
  • Marie-Ange Somdah poet, writer
  • Malidoma Patrice Some writer
  • AIssata Soulama athlete
T - Z
  • Luc-Adolphe Tiao journalist, prime minister
  • Irene Tiendrebeogo high jumper
  • Frederic Pacere Titinga solicitor, writer, poet
  • Sekou Traore filmmaker
  • Maurice Yameogo former president
  • S. Pierre Yameogo film director, screenwriter
  • Celine Yoda politician
  • Rene Jacob Yougbara swimmer
  • Dieudonne Yougbare bishop
  • Marlene Zebango politician
  • Saye Zerbo former president
  • Franck Zio long jumper
  • Henri Zongo military officer
  • Norbert Zongo newspaper publisher, editor
  • Alain Dominique Zoubga politician, physician
  • Paul Zoungrana cardinal

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