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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

 

 

Burkina Faso is known as the “land of the honest people.” It’s a landlocked nation located in western Africa to the north of Ghana, while it was previously a French colony. Common agricultural crops include sesame, peanuts, and cotton. Primary industries in Burkina Faso include agricultural processing and soap. The land is a savanna, and the country is home to a tropical climate.

The population of Burkina Faso is approximately 18.11 million as of 2015, according to the World Bank. Approximately 61.6 percent of the population practices Islam, while 23.2 percent is Catholic. Other beliefs are traditional/animist, Protestant, and indigenous beliefs. French is the country’s official language, while native African languages are also spoken.

71%

of Burkina Faso is rural

63

ethnic groups




 

 

 

Burkina Faso