Burkina Faso

The landlocked region that forms part of West Africa, Burkina Faso has Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana and the Ivory Coast as neighbours.

Agricultural is the main productive component in Burkina Faso’s economy, accounting for roughly 40% of GDP and 80% of all of the country’s exports. There are 7 main varieties of soil (comprising both underdeveloped and developed mineral soils) located in the country. Burkina Faso’s climate is of the semi-arid type, categorised by a dry season which goes on for about 5 – 9 months with a 3 to 7 month rainy season.

The culture of Burkina Faso in West Africa is addressed as Burkinabé culture. The food found and tasted in Burkina Faso largely comprises of beef and lamb always accompanied by vegetables and legumes.

Capital: Ouagadougou

Currency: West African CFA francs

Official language: French Language

Population: 16.46 million