Burkina Faso


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About Country

Approximately 21.5 million (2021 estimate)
Population Density
76 people per square kilometer
$16.98 billion (2019 estimate)
French is the official language, but Mossi, Dyula, and other African languages are also widely spoken
West African CFA franc
National Dish
Riz Gras (a rice dish with meat and vegetables)
Islam is the predominant religion in Burkina Faso, followed by Christianity and traditional African religions
Burkina Faso has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons: a dry season from November to May and a rainy season from June to October
Main Industries
Agriculture, mining, and textiles
Level of Development
Burkina Faso is considered a low-income country with a human development index (HDI) ranking of 183 out of 189 countries (2020)
Approximately 274,200 square kilometers

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and stunning landscapes of Burkina Faso 🇧🇫. Witness traditional music and dance 🎵, discover exquisite crafts and art 🎨, and explore the country’s scenic beauty 🏞️. Uncover the many treasures of this West African gem on your journey today!


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Main Attractions

Some of the main tourist attractions in Burkina Faso include:

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    The Ruins of Loropéni: This ancient city was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2009, and features impressive stone walls and towers.

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    Banfora: A town located in southwestern Burkina Faso, known for its waterfalls and natural attractions such as the Karfiguéla Waterfall and the Dômes de Fabedougou rock formations.

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    The Grand Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso: One of the most important mosques in West Africa, this mosque is located in the city of Bobo-Dioulasso and features impressive adobe architecture.

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    The National Museum of Music: Located in Ouagadougou, this museum features traditional musical instruments and exhibits on the history of music in Burkina Faso.

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    The Sacred Crocodiles of Bazoulé: Located near the city of Ouagadougou, this site is home to over 100 crocodiles, which are considered sacred by the local people.

These are just a few examples of the many attractions that Burkina Faso has to offer. Visitors to the country can also enjoy hiking, visiting national parks and wildlife reserves, and experiencing the vibrant culture and traditions of the Burkinabe people.


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