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Burkina Faso Travel Guide

Quick Facts
Capital Ouagadougou
Government Parliamentary republic
Currency Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc (XOF)
Area 274,200 sq km
Population 13,925,313 (July 2006 est.)
Language French (official) and native African languages belonging to Sudanic family, spoken by 90% of the population
Religion indigenous beliefs 40%, Muslim 50%, Christian (mainly Roman Catholic) 10%
Electricity 220V/50Hz (European plug)
Calling Code +226
Internet TLD .bf
Time Zone UTC

Burkina Faso , formerly Upper Volta, is a landlocked country in West Africa. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north, Niger to the east, Benin to the south east, Togo and Ghana to the south, and Côte d'Ivoire to the south west.

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