Burkina Faso

Flag of Burkina FasoBurkina Faso, also known by its short-form name Burkina, is a landlocked country in West Africa around 274,200 square kilometres (105,900 sq mi) in size. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north; Niger to the east; Benin to the southeast; Togo and Ghana to the south; and Ivory Coast to the southwest. Its capital is Ouagadougou. In 2010, its population was estimated at just under 15.75 million.
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  • UNESCO lists oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe, or the knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts, as intangable cultural heritage.UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
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Crisis, conflict, peacebuilding and security

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Statistics

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  • Statistical information from the UN Food and Agricultural Organization.FAOSTAT Country indicators
  • Socio-economic statistics from Burkina Faso including information on news and publications (in French). Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie (INSD) = National Institute for Statistics and Demography

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