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("Unity, Progress, Justice")
Anthem: Une Seule Nuit (French)
One Single Night – Thomas Sankara
and largest city
|Recognised regional languages||Mòoré, Dioula (Bambara)|
|Demonym||Burkinabé (also Burkinabè and Burkinabe)|
• from France
|5 August 1960|
|274,200 km2 (105,900 sq mi) (74th)|
• Water (%)
• 2010 estimate
• 2006 census
|57.4/km2 (148.7/sq mi) (145th)|
|GDP (PPP)||2010 estimate|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2010 estimate|
• Per capita
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|Currency||West African CFA franc (XOF)|
• Summer (DST)
|not observed (UTC)|
|Drives on the||right|
|ISO 3166 code||BF|
Burkina Faso also known by its short-form name Burkina, is a landlocked nation 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. Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta, it was renamed on August 4, 1984, by President Thomas Sankara to mean "the land of upright people" in Moré and Dioula, the major native languages of the country. Literally, "Burkina" may be translated, "men of integrity," from the Moré language, and "Faso" means "father's house" in Dioula. The inhabitants of Burkina Faso are known as Burkinabé.
Burkina Faso's capital is Ouagadougou. After gaining independence from France in 1960, the country underwent many governmental changes until arriving at its current form, a semi-presidential republic. The president is Blaise Compaoré.
- INSD Burkina Faso (in French)
- "Burkina Faso". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
- "Distribution of family income – Gini index". The World Factbook. CIA. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
- CFA Franc BCEAO. Codes: XOF / 952 ISO 4217 currency names and code elements. ISO. Retrieved 8 May 2009.