Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso, formerly Upper Volta, is a landlocked country in . Burkina Faso is one of the friendliest - and until the late 2010s, one of the safest - countries in all of Africa.
Photo: Helge.at, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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is the capital of Burkina Faso and the nation's cultural & economic centre. Photo: Sputniktilt, CC BY-SA 3.0.

With a population of more than half a million, is the second largest city in Burkina Faso. Photo: qiv, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a city in Burkina Faso's Boulkiemdé Province. Photo: Jycé75, CC BY 3.0.

is a city in south western Burkina Faso, with a population of 117,200 making it the sixth most populous city in Burkina Faso. Photo: Maarten van der Bent, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Destinations

The is the central region of Burkina Faso. Photo: Jycé75, CC BY 3.0.

The of Burkina Faso is in the southwest of the country. Photo: qiv, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is the Sahelian region of Burkina Faso, along the border of and . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

the arid, easternmost part of Burkina Faso. Photo: Luciadecartagena, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Burkina Faso

Latitude of center
12.576° or 12° 34' 33.6" north
Longitude of center
-1.604° or 1° 36' 14.4" west
Population
16,800,000
Elevation
313 metres (1027 feet)
Capital
Area
274,200 km² (105,869 miles²)
Currency
Franc (XOF)
Phone code
226
Internet domain
.bf
Open­Street­Map ID
node 249399288
Geo­Names ID
2361809
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Burkina Faso
  • Achinese: Burkina Faso
  • Adyghe: Буркина-Фасо
  • Afar: Burkina Faso
  • Afrikaans: Boerkina Fasso
  • Afrikaans: Burkina Faso
  • Akan: Burkina Faso
  • Akan: Bɔkina Faso
  • Albanian: Burkina Faso
  • Amharic: ቡርኪና ፋሶ
  • Arabic: Burkina Faso
  • Arabic: بركينا فاسو
  • Arabic: بوركينا فاسو
  • Arabic: بوركينافاسو
  • Arabic: بوركينا فاصو
  • Arabic: بوركينافاصو
  • Arabic: بوركينفاسو
  • Arabic: بوركينياني
  • Arabic: بوركینا فاسو
  • Arabic: بورکینا فاسو
  • Arabic: فولطا العليا
  • Arabic: قائمة جزر بوركينا فاسو
  • Aragonese: Burkina Faso
  • Armenian: Բուրկինա Ֆասո
  • Arpitan: Burkina Fasô
  • Asturian: Burkina Fasu
  • Atayal: Burkina faso
  • Avaric: Burkina
  • Azerbaijani: Burkina-Faso
  • Azerbaijani: Burkina Faso
  • Balinese: Burkina Faso
  • Bambara: Burkina Faso
  • Bambara: Burukina Faso
  • Banjar: Burkina Paso
  • Bashkir: Буркина-Фасо
  • Basque: Burkina Faso
  • Bavarian: Burkina Faso
  • Belarusian: Буркіна-Фасо
  • Bengali: বুরকিনা ফাসো
  • Bengali: বুর্কিনা ফাসো
  • Bhojpuri: बुर्किना फासो
  • Bishnupriya: বুর্কিনা ফাসো
  • Bosnian: Burkina Faso
  • Breton: Burkina Faso
  • Bulgarian: Буркина Фасо
  • Burmese: ဘာကီးနားဖားဆိုနိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Burkina Faso
  • Cebuano: Burkina Faso
  • Central Bikol: Burkina Faso
  • Central Kurdish: بورکینافاسۆ
  • Chavacano: Burkina Faso
  • Chechen: Буркина-Фасо
  • Chechen: Буркина Фасо
  • Cherokee: ᏋᎩᎾ ᏩᏐ
  • Chinese: Burkina Faso
  • Chinese: Bùjīnàfǎsuǒ
  • Chinese: 上沃尔特
  • Chinese: 布吉納法索
  • Chinese: 布基納法索
  • Chinese: 布基纳法索
  • Chuvash: Буркина Фасо
  • Cornish: Burkina Faso
  • Crimean Tatar: Burkina Faso
  • Croatian: Burkina Faso
  • Czech: Burkina Faso
  • Danish: Burkina Faso
  • Dhivehi: ބުރުކީނާ ފާސޯ
  • Dimli (individual language): Burkina Faso
  • Dotyali: बुर्किना फासो
  • Dutch: BF
  • Dutch: BFA
  • Dutch: Burkina Faso
  • Eastern Mari: Буркина Фасо
  • Egyptian Arabic: بوركينا فاسو
  • English: bf
  • English: 🇧🇫
  • Esperanto: BF
  • Esperanto: Burkino
  • Estonian: Burkina Faso
  • Ewe: Burkina Faso
  • Ewe: Burkina Faso nutome
  • Extremaduran: Burquina Fasu
  • Faroese: Burkina Faso
  • Fiji Hindi: Burkina Faso
  • Finnish: Burkina Faso
  • French: BF
  • French: Burk. F.
  • French: Burk. Faso
  • French: Burkina
  • French: Burkina Faso
  • French: le Burkina Faso
  • Fulah: Burkibaa Faaso
  • Fulah: Burkina Faso
  • Gagauz: Burkina Faso
  • Galician: Burkina Faso
  • Galician: Burquina Faso
  • Ganda: Burkina Faso
  • Ganda: Burukina Faso
  • Georgian: ბურკინა-ფასო
  • Georgian: ბურკინა ფასო
  • German: Burkina Faso
  • Greek: Μπουρκίνα Φάσο
  • Guarani: Vukína Fáso
  • Guianese Creole French: Birkina Faso
  • Gujarati: બુર્કિના ફાસો
  • Haitian: Boukinafaso
  • Hakka Chinese: Burkina Faso
  • Hausa: Burakina Faso
  • Hausa: Burkina Faso
  • Hausa: Burkina faso
  • Hawaiian: Burakina Faso
  • Hebrew: בורקינה פאסו
  • Hindi: बर्किना फासो
  • Hindi: बुर्किना फ़ासो
  • Hindi: बुर्किना फासो
  • Hungarian: Burkina
  • Hungarian: Burkina Faso
  • Hungarian: Felső-Volta
  • Icelandic: Burkína Fasó
  • Icelandic: Búrkína Fasó
  • Ido: Burkina Faso
  • Igbo: Burkina Faso
  • Iloko: Burkina Faso
  • Inari Sami: Burkina Faso
  • Indonesian: Burkina Faso
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Burkina Faso
  • Interlingue: Burkina Faso
  • Irish: Buircíne Fasó
  • Italian: Alto Volta
  • Italian: Burkina Faso
  • Jamaican Creole English: Boerkiina Faso
  • Japanese: ブルキナファソ
  • Japanese: ブルキナ共和国
  • Javanese: Burkina Faso
  • Kabiyè: Purkina Fasoo
  • Kabyle: Burkina Faso
  • Kalaallisut: Burkina Faso
  • Kalmyk: Буркина Фасин Орн
  • Kalmyk: Буркинапасин Орн
  • Kannada: ಬುರ್ಕಿನಾ ಫಾಸೋ
  • Kannada: ಬುರ್ಕೀನ ಫಾಸೊ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Burkina Faso
  • Kashmiri: बुर्कीना-फासो
  • Kashubian: Bùrkina Faso
  • Kazakh: Буркина-Фасо
  • Kazakh: Буркина Фасо
  • Khmer: ប៊ូរគីណាហ្វាសូ
  • Kikuyu: Bukinafaso
  • Kikuyu: Burkina Faso
  • Kinyarwanda: Burukina Faso
  • Kirghiz: Буркина-Фасо
  • Kirghiz: Буркина Фасо
  • Kongo: Burkina Faso
  • Korean: 부르키나파소
  • Korean: 부르키나 파소
  • Kotava: Burkina
  • Kurdish: Burkîna Faso
  • Kurdish: بورکینافاسۆ
  • Ladin: Brukina Faso
  • Ladin: Burkina Faso
  • Ladino: Burkina Faso
  • Lao: Burkina Faso
  • Lao: ເບີກິນາຟາໂຊ
  • Latin: Burcina Faso
  • Latin: Burkina Faso
  • Latvian: Burkinafaso
  • Ligurian: Borkinn-a Fäso
  • Ligurian: Bòrkinn-a Fäso
  • Limburgan: Burkina Faso
  • Lingala: Bukina Faso
  • Lingala: Burkina Faso
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Burcina Faso
  • Literary Chinese: 布基納法索
  • Lithuanian: Burkina Fasas
  • Livvi: Burkina Faso
  • Lombard: Burkina Faso
  • Low German: Burkina Faso
  • Lower Sorbian: Burkina Faso
  • Luba-Katanga: Bukinafaso
  • Luxembourgish: Burkina Faso
  • Macedo-Romanian: Burkina Faso
  • Macedonian: Буркина Фасо
  • Maithili: बुर्किना फासो
  • Malagasy: Borkina Faso
  • Malagasy: Borkina Fasô
  • Malay: Burkina Faso
  • Malayalam: ബുര്‍ക്കിനാ ഫാസോ
  • Malayalam: ബർക്കിനാ ഫാസോ
  • Maltese: Burkina Faso
  • Manx: Burkina Faso
  • Marathi: बर्किना फासो
  • Marathi: बुर्किना फासो
  • Mazanderani: بورکینافاسو
  • Min Dong Chinese: Burkina Faso
  • Min Nan Chinese: Burkina Faso
  • Minangkabau: Burkina Faso
  • Mingrelian: ბურკინა-ფასო
  • Mongolian: Буркина Фасо
  • Moroccan Arabic: بوركينا فاصو
  • N'Ko: ߓߙߎߞߌߣߊ߫ ߝߊ߬ߛߏ߫
  • Nauru: Burkinabato
  • Nepali: बर्किना फासो
  • Nepali: बुर्किना फासो
  • Newari: बुर्किना फासो
  • North Ndebele: Bhukina Faso
  • Northern Frisian: Burkiina Faaso
  • Northern Luri: بورکینافاسو
  • Northern Sami: Burkina Faso
  • Norwegian: Burkina Faso
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Burkina Faso
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Burkina Faso
  • Novial: Burkina Faso
  • Occitan (post 1500): Burkina Faso
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Burkina Faso
  • Oriya: ବୁରକିନା ଫାସୋ
  • Oriya: ବୁର୍କିନୋ ଫାସୋ
  • Oromo: Burkinaa Faasoo
  • Ossetian: Буркина-Фасо
  • Ossetian: Буркина Фасо
  • Pali: बुर्कीना-फासो
  • Pampanga: Burkina Faso
  • Pampanga: Burkinafásu
  • Panjabi: ਬੁਰਕੀਨਾ ਫ਼ਾਸੋ
  • Papiamento: Burkina Faso
  • Pedi: Burkina Faso
  • Persian: بورکینافاسو
  • Persian: بورکینا فاسو
  • Piemontese: Burkina Faso
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Burkina Faso
  • Polish: Burkina Faso
  • Polish: Górna Wolta
  • Polish: Kraj prawych ludzi
  • Portuguese: Burkina Faso
  • Portuguese: Burkina Fasso
  • Portuguese: Burquina Faso
  • Portuguese: Burquina Fasso
  • Pushto: بورکینافاسو
  • Pushto: بورکینا فاسو
  • Quechua: Burkina Phasu
  • Romanian: Burkina Faso
  • Romanian: Burkina Fasso
  • Romansh: Burkina Faso
  • Rundi: Burukina Faso
  • Russia Buriat: Буркино-Фасо
  • Russian: Буркина-Фасо
  • Russian: Буркина Фасо
  • Rusyn: Буркіна Фасо
  • Sakizaya: Burkina Faso
  • Sakizaya: Burkina faso
  • Samoan: Burkina Faso
  • Samogitian: Borkėna Fasos
  • Sango: Burkina Faso
  • Sanskrit: बुर्कीना-फासो
  • Santali: ᱵᱩᱨᱠᱤᱱᱟ ᱯᱷᱟᱥᱳ
  • Sardinian: Burkina Faso
  • Saterfriesisch: Burkina Faso
  • Scots: Burkina Faso
  • Scottish Gaelic: Buirciona Faso
  • Serbian: Burkina Faso
  • Serbian: Буркина Фасо
  • Serbo-Croatian: Burkina Faso
  • Shan: မိူင်းပူႇၵီႇၼႃးၾႃးသူဝ်ႇ
  • Shona: Bukinafaso
  • Shona: Burkina Faso
  • Sicilian: Burchina Fasu
  • Silesian: Burkina Faso
  • Sindhi: برڪينا فاسو
  • Sindhi: برڪینا فاسو
  • Sinhala: බර්කිනා ෆාසෝ
  • Skolt Sami: Burkina Faso
  • Slovak: Burkina
  • Slovak: Burkina Faso
  • Slovenian: Burkina Faso
  • Somali: Burkiina Faaso
  • Somali: Burkina Faso
  • South Azerbaijani: بورکینافاسو
  • Southern Sotho: Burkina Faso
  • Spanish: Burkina Faso
  • Spanish: Burkina Fasso (Alto Volta)
  • Sundanese: Burkina Faso
  • Swahili: Bukinafaso
  • Swahili: Burkina Faso
  • Swati: IBhukhina-Faso
  • Swedish: Burkina Faso
  • Swiss German: Burkina Faso
  • Tagalog: Burkina Faso
  • Tajik: Буркина Фасо
  • Tamil: புர்கினா ஃபாஸோ
  • Tamil: புர்க்கினா பாசோ
  • Tatar: Буркина Фасо
  • Telugu: బర్కీనా ఫాసో
  • Telugu: బుర్కినా ఫాసో
  • Thai: บูร์กินาฟาโซ
  • Thai: ประเทศบูร์กินาฟาโซ
  • Tibetan: བརཀི་ན། ཕསོ།
  • Tibetan: བུར་ཀི་ན་ཕ་སོ།
  • Tigrinya: ቡርኪና ፋሶ
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Pekano Faso
  • Tosk Albanian: Burkina Faso
  • Tsonga: Burkina Faso
  • Tunisian Arabic: بوركينا فاسو
  • Turkish: Burkina Faso
  • Turkmen: Burkina-Faso
  • Turkmen: Burkina Faso
  • Udmurt: Буркина-Фасо
  • Uighur: بۇركىنا فاسو
  • Ukrainian: Буркіна-Фасо
  • Ukrainian: Буркіна Фасо
  • Upper Sorbian: Burkina Faso
  • Urdu: برکینا فاسو
  • Uzbek: Burkina Faso
  • Venetian: Burkina Faso
  • Veps: Burkina Faso
  • Vietnamese: Burkina Faso
  • Vietnamese: Buốc-ki-na Pha-xô (Burkina Faso)
  • Vietnamese: Buốc-ki-na Pha-xô
  • Vlaams: Burkina Faso
  • Volapük: Burkinän
  • Võro: Burkina Faso
  • Waray (Philippines): Burkina Faso
  • Welsh: Burkina Faso
  • Welsh: Bwrcina Ffaso
  • Western Balochi: بورکینا پاسو
  • Western Frisian: Boerkina Faso
  • Western Frisian: Bûrkina Faso
  • Western Mari: Буркина Фасо
  • Western Panjabi: برکینا فاسو
  • Wolof: Burkinaa Faaso
  • Wu Chinese: 布基納法索
  • Yakut: Буркина Фасо
  • Yiddish: בורקינע פאסא
  • Yoruba: Bùrkínà Fasò
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Bùùkíná Fasò
  • Yue Chinese: 布基納法索
  • Zeeuws: Burkina Faso
  • Zhuang: Burkina Faso
  • Zulu: IBukhina Faso
  • Zulu: i-Burkina Faso
  • Republic of Upper Volta
  • République Voltaïque
  • République de Haute-Volta
  • Volta Republic
  • Volta Superior
  • Voltaic Republic

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