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Burkina Faso
Flag of Burkina Faso Coat of arms of Burkina Faso
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Unité, Progrès, Justice (French: Unity, Progress, Justice)
Anthem: Une Seule Nuit (One Single Night)
Location of Burkina Faso
Capital Ouagadougou
13°00′N 2°00′W
Largest city Ouagadougou
Official language(s) French
Government Parliamentary system
- President Blaise Compaoré
- Prime Minister Paramanga Ernest Yonli
Independence From France
- Date August 5, 1960
Area
- Total 274,200 km² (72nd)
105,869 sq mi
- Water (%) 0.1%
Population
- 2005 est. 13,228,000 (66th)
- 1996 census 10,312,669
- Density 51/km² (119)
132/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
- Total 16,9161 (117th)
- Per capita 1,326 (163rd)
HDI (2003) 0.317 (175th) – low
Currency CFA franc (XOF)
Time zone GMT (UTC)
Internet TLD .bf
Calling code +226
1 The data here is an estimation for the year 2005 produced by the International Monetary Fund in April 2005.
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