|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)|
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.