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Official Name
Burkina Faso
Motto
Unity - Progress - Justice
Region
Africa
Sub-Region
Western Africa
Capital
Ouagadougou
Currency
Cfa Franc Bceao (XOF)
Independence Day
5 Aug 1960: Independence from France in 1960.
Population
17,322,796
Nationality
Burkinabe
Ethnic Group
47.9% Mossi, 10.3% Fula, 6.9% Lobi, 6.9% Bobo, 6.7% Mand, 5.3% Senufo, 5.0% Gurunsi, 4.8% Gurma, 3.1% Tuareg
Area
272,967 km2
Neighbor Countries
Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Togo
Time Zone
GMT (UTC+0)
Geo Location
Latitude 13.00, Longitude -2.00
Dialing Code
+226
ISO 9166 alpha 2 code
BF
ISO 9166 alpha 3 code
BFA
ISO 9166 numeric 3 code
854
Code for International Olympic Committee
BUR
Country Domain (ccTLD)
.bf