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Travel to Burkina Faso

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

ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)

Burkina Faso is famous worldwide for its music, West African art and drumming culture.

The country hosts the International Arts and Crafts Fair, known by its French name as SIAO, Le Salon International de L'Artisanat de Ouagadougou, one of the most important African handicraft fairs on the planet.

Burkina Faso is a poor country and tourism infrastructure is somewhat limited, but in Bobo-Dioulasso and Ouagadougou there are accommodations and good restaurants.
  • Calling Code: 226
  • Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: Burkino Faso's climate is tropical, with three distinct periods: dry and cool from November to February, hot and dry from March through May, wet and hot from June through October.

    Mid-October to December is the favorite time to visit for most travelers. December to February, the weather is cooler, but still relatively dry.

    The rainy season can be extremely hot and humid and many roads throughout the country become impassable.
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This page was last updated on November 22, 2017.

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