Template:Burkina Faso

Memorial of National Heroes

Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in the western part of Africa, is surrounded by six countries, namely, Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. Its former name was the Republic of Upper Volta, and it acquired its present name in 1984. Burkino Faso means in "the land of upright people" or "upright land" in Mossi and Dioula languages, the major native languages of the country. Earlier, it was a colony of France and gained its independence in 1960. The people who live in Burkino Faso are called Burkinabè or Burkinabé (pronounced [burkiːnəˈbeː]).


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  • Currency: CFA franc (XOF)
  • Time zone: GMT (UTC)
  • Official language(s): French

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