Burkina Faso BASIC INFOMATION
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native African languages belonging to Sudanic family spoken by 90% of the population
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Burkina Faso Introduction
Burkina Faso covers an area of 274,000 square kilometers. It is located in a landlocked country in the upper reaches of the Volta River in western Africa. It borders Benin and Niger to the east, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Togo to the south, and Mali to the west and north. Most areas of the whole territory are inland plateaus, with flat terrain, gently sloping from north to south, with an average elevation of less than 300 meters. The north is close to the Sahara Desert, and the Orodara area in the southwest is higher. Burkina Faso has a savanna climate. Nakuru Peak is 749 meters above sea level, the highest point in the country. The main rivers are Muwen River, Nakangbe River and Nachinong River. |
Burkina Faso covers an area of 274,000 square kilometers. It is a landlocked country located in the upper reaches of the Volta River in western Africa. It borders Benin and Niger to the east, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Togo to the south, and Mali to the west and north. Most areas of the whole territory are inland plateaus with flat terrain, gently sloping from north to south, with an average elevation of less than 300 meters. The northern part is close to the Sahara Desert, and the southwestern part of the Orodara region is higher. Mount Nakuru is 749 meters above sea level, the highest point in the country. The main rivers are Muwen River, Nakangbo River and Nachinong River. It has a tropical grassland climate.
In the 9th century, a kingdom dominated by the Moxi tribe was established. In the 15th century, the Mosi leaders established the kingdoms of Yatenga and Ouagadougou. It became a French colony in 1904. In December 1958, it became an autonomous republic in the "French Community". Independence was declared on August 5, 1960, and the country was named the Republic of Upper Volta. On August 4, 1984, the country was renamed Burkina Faso, which means "a country of dignity" in the local language. On October 15, 1987, Captain Blaise Compaore, the Minister of State for Justice in the Presidential Palace, launched a coup to overthrow President Sankara (he was killed in the coup) and became the head of state.
National flag: It is rectangular with a ratio of length to width of 3:2. It is composed of two parallel horizontal rectangles with upper red and lower green. There is a golden five-pointed star in the center of the flag. Red symbolizes revolution, green symbolizes agriculture, land and hope; the five-pointed star symbolizes the revolutionary guide, and gold symbolizes wealth.
Burkina Faso has 13.2 million (estimated in 2005), with more than 60 tribes divided into two major tribes: Walter and Mendai. The Walter ethnic group accounts for about 70% of the national population, mainly including Mosi, Gurungsi, Bobo, etc.; the Mandai ethnic group accounts for about 28% of the country’s population, mainly including Samo, Diula and Mar Card family and so on. The official language is French. The main national languages are Mosi and Diula. 65% of residents believe in primitive religion, 20% believe in Islam, and 10% believe in Protestantism and Catholicism.
Burkina Faso is one of the least developed countries announced by the United Nations. Its industrial foundation is weak, resources are poor, and its national economy is dominated by agriculture and animal husbandry. The main cash crops are cotton, peanuts, sesame, calite fruit, etc. In 1995/1996, 14.7 percent of cotton was produced. Animal husbandry is one of the basic sectors of the national economy, and animal husbandry products occupy an important position in export products. The main attractions are Ouagadougou Mosque, Ouagadougou City Park, Ouagadougou Museum and so on.
Ouagadougou: Ouagadougou is the capital and largest city of Burkina Faso and the capital of the province of Cagiogo. Located on the Moxi Plateau in the middle of the border, it has a flat terrain with an altitude of more than 300 meters. The climate of the savannah has an average annual temperature of 26 to 28°C and an annual precipitation of 890 mm, which is concentrated in May to September. The population is 980,000 (2002), mainly Moxi.