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About Your Tour of Burkina Faso
Formerly known as the Republic of Upper Volta, BURKINA FASO is located in West Africa, landlocked by six countries – Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Coite d’Ivoire.
The nations capital, OUAGADOUGOU is the the site of the Panafrican Film and Television of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), the largest film festival in Africa, held biennially.
Explore BOBO DIOULASSO (House of the Bobo merchants), the second largest city in BURKINA FASO. Visit the old mosque and the old Kibidwe artisans’ district. En route to BANFORA, stop at the KARFIGUELA WATERFALL and LAC TENGRELA. Take excursions to the mysterious stone ruins of LOROPENI, the Poni Museum, the Grand Market and the Artisan’s Center.
Full country name: Burkina Faso
Area: 274,200 sq km (106,940 sq mi)
Population: 13.9 million
Capital city: Ouagadougou (pop 1.48 million)
People: Mossi, Gurunsi, Sénufo, Lobi, Bobo, Mande, Fulani
Language: French (official), tribal languages belonging to Sudanic family, spoken by 90% of the population.
Religion: Indigenous beliefs 40%, Muslim 50%, Christian (mainly Roman Catholic) 10%
President: Captain Blaise Compaoré
Visas: Visas are required for all except citizens of the Economic Community of West African States (ECWAS).
Electricity: 220V, 50Hz Weights & measures: Metric