Last updated on August 18th, 2023 by Editorial Staff
Burkina Faso is a country in Africa. It shares borders with 6 countries: Mali, Niger, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Togo. The people of Burkina Faso are called Burkinabé. The country is situated in Western Africa, north of Ghana.
Etymology discusses where a term is considered to have originated from and how its meaning has changed over time. Etymology has been a factor in the naming of countries all across the world, and Burkina Faso has also been influenced. The etymology of Burkina Faso can be defined as; “Land of Honest Men”, from an amalgam of More burkina (“honest”, “upright”, or “incorruptible men”) and Dioula faso (“homeland”; literally “father’s house”), selected by President Thomas Sankara following his 1983 coup to replace Upper Volta.
An ethnicity is a group or sub-group of people who are connected based on common characteristics which may include religion, origin, language, traditions, or culture. The ethnic groups in Burkina Faso include Mossi, Fula, Lobi, and Bobo.
Air Burkina is the national airline of Burkina Faso. The national colors of the country are red, green, and yellow. The emoji flag of the country is 🇧🇫, and the ISO code is BFA.
Burkina Faso is known for its substantial gold reserves. The national dish of Burkina Faso is Riz gras. Zoomkoom, in addition to being a traditional beverage, is one of the country’s national drinks. The national instrument of Burkina Faso is Gyil.
The country has the time zone ±00:00 UTC (GMT) followed by dd/mm/yyyy as the standard date format.
Burkina Faso is divided into 13 regions, 45 provinces, and 325 departments. The capital of the country is Ouagadougou, which is also the largest city in Burkina Faso.
The literacy rate in Burkina Faso is 34.6%.
The country’s total area is 274,200 km² (105,900 sq mi), and the total population is 20,903,273. The country’s average elevation is 400 meters (1,300 ft), whereas the country’s terrain can be defined as; Mostly flat to dissected, undulating plains; hills in the west and southeast. The country’s usual climate can be described as; Tropical; warm, dry winters; hot, wet summers.
The West African CFA franc serves as the national unit of currency, and the Central Bank of West African States is recognized as the country’s central bank. The domain for Burkina Faso is .bf and the country code is +226. White stallion is the country’s coat of arms.
Museums are known to educate and connect visitors with the nation’s history, culture, civilization, art, and architecture. The National Museum of Burkina Faso serves the same purpose and is considered one of the most significant tourist attractions. The National Museum of Burkina Faso is home to a large collection of artifacts. It has been designated as the national museum of the country.
The national dress of Burkina Faso is usually wearing a cotton shirt and trousers, embroidered shoes are worn by some men. 5th August is designated as National Day. In Burkina Faso, the majority of the population practices Islam, Christianity, and Indigenous beliefs as their religion.
Nature is a blessing from God and we must protect it because it provides us with the oxygen and food to survive. It also helps to keep our environment beautiful and clean. To emphasize the significance of nature, Burkina Faso has selected a few forces of nature as national symbols. Burkina Faso’s national animal is the White Stallion. The national flower is Red Rose. The national tree of Burkina Faso is the Shea tree, and the highest peak is Téna Kourou.
Mythical creatures can be found in the literature and mythologies of many different nations. They represent imaginative representations of various creatures, humans, or hybrids. They are known for their specific features, supernatural abilities, and distinctive appearance. The mythical creature of Burkina Faso is Jinn.
Sports have always played an important role in developing the social and cultural structure of Burkina Faso and other countries. When it comes to designating a sport as the official symbol, Football is considered the country’s national sport.
President Thomas Sankara is the founder of Burkina Faso. The country’s national anthem was written by Thomas Sankara, and composed by Thomas Sankara.
The country’s national hero is Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara.
Due to their unique qualities and rich cultural or historical backgrounds, national monuments around the world are of great importance. Monument of National Heroes is recognized as the national monument of the country. It attracts visitors from all around the world.
Numerous organizations are working on a global level to improve the current state of affairs and to collaborate in order to establish and maintain constructive partnerships. Burkina Faso is a member of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and United Nations (UN). Burkina Faso collaborates with them to organize, analyze, and address various events and situations.
The tourism slogan of the country is ” whereas, “Unité, Progrès, Justice – “Unity, Progress, Justice” is the official motto of the country.
Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré is the current Prime minister of Burkina Faso, and Roch Marc Christian Kaboré is the President.
Burkina Faso has declared French as the country’s official language.
|Former name(s)||Upper Volta|
|Official name(s)||Burkina Faso|
|Alternative name(s)||Upper Volta (former name, English)|
|Regional location||Western Africa, north of Ghana|
|Country name etymology||"Land of Honest Men", from an amalgam of More burkina ("honest", "upright", or "incorruptible men") and Dioula faso ("homeland"; literally "father's house"), selected by President Thomas Sankara following his 1983 coup to replace Upper Volta|
|Climate||Tropical; warm, dry winters; hot, wet summers|
|Terrain||Mostly flat to dissected, undulating plains; hills in the west and southeast|
|National Day||5 Aug 1960|
|Religion||Islam, Christianity, and Indigenous beliefs|
|Currency||West African CFA franc|
|Ethnicity||Mossi, Fula, Lobi, & Bobo|
|Head of government||Prime Minister|
|Driving side||Drive on the Right-hand side|
|Total area||274,200 km² (105,900 sq mi)|
|Timezone||±00:00 UTC (GMT)|
|Average elevation||400 meters (1,300 ft)|
|Coastline||0 km (landlocked)|
|Mains electricity||220 V|
|Emergency telephone numbers||Emergency Telephone Numbers|
The National animal of Burkina Faso is White Stallion
The National flower of Burkina Faso is Red Rose. Botanical name is Rosa .
The National bird of Burkina Faso is Not Declared
If you haven’t been to two marketplaces, you don’t know which the best value is. He who speaks does not know that the listener is smart. One hand does not pick up the flour. After beating milk, butter is obtained. Everything has an end, except the banana which has two. Every birth is the rebirth of an ancestor. The hen cannot say thank you to the mortar. A friend is better than a brother of the same mother. One can only believe the fish that says the eye of the crocodile is rotten. Patience is a golden path. An axe does not cut down a tree by itself.