Burkina Faso

Full Name Burkina Faso
Capital Ouagadougou
Form of Government Semi-Presidential Republic
Date of Independence 5 August, 1960
Date of Entry into the UN
Total Area 274,000 km2 (74th)
105,792 sq mi
Total Population (2005 estimate) 13,228,000 (66th)
Time Zone GMT
Currency West African CFA Franc
GDP (nominal, 2007 estimate) $6.751 billion
GDP Per Capita $491
Human Development Index .372
Languages French, Mòoré, Dioula
Etnic Groups
Religions 60% Islam, 24% Indigenous,
17% Christianity
Principal Cities
TV stations RTB

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