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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)
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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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Burkina Faso Trivia

What is the Currency of Burkina Faso?

The official currency of Burkina Faso is the West African CFA franc.

What is the Currency of Burkina Faso?

What Languages are Spoken in Burkina Faso?

French is Burkina Faso’s official language. Mossi is the most widely spoken language of Burkina Faso, as it is spoken by nearly 40% of the country’s population. Most people living in the country’s urban areas are multilingual, while the rural population uses their native languages for common activities.

What Languages Are Spoken in Burkina Faso?

What is the Culture of Burkina Faso Like?

Burkina Faso has great ethnic diversity. The Mossi is the largest ethnic community living in the country, comprising of 52% of the population. The ethnic minorities with a significant presence in the country are the Fulani (8.4%), Gurma (7%), Bobo (4.9%), Gurunsi (4.6%), and Senufo (4.5%). The legacy of the French colonial rule in Burkina Faso is visible in the country. For one thing, the official language in Burkina Faso is French. Different ethnic groups also speak their own indigenous languages. Muslims represent 61.5% of the population of Burkina Faso. Christians, both Catholics and Protestants, are also present in significant numbers. A large section of the population adheres to the traditional indigenous religions.

The Culture Of Burkina Faso

What Kind of Government Does Burkina Faso Have?

The government of Burkina Faso is a semi-presidential republic, which means the president serves as the head of state, while the prime is head of the government.

What Type of Government Does Burkina Faso Have?

What are Citizens of Burkina Faso Called?

Citizens of Burkina Faso are called Burkinabe.

What Are Citizens of Burkina Faso Called?

Which Is The Largest Ethnic Group In Burkina Faso?

The Mossi is the largest ethnic group in Burkina Faso and accounts for 50.2% of the country’s population. The Fulani, Bobo, Gurma, and Mandé are some of the ethnic minorities of the country.

Largest Ethnic Groups In Burkina Faso

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