Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso, is a landlocked country in West Africa around 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.

Between 14,000 and 5000 BC, Burkina Faso was populated by hunter-gatherers in the country’s northwestern region. Farm settlements appeared between 3600 and 2600 BC.  What is now central Burkina Faso was principally composed of Mossi kingdoms. These Mossi Kingdoms became a French protectorate in 1896 and gained independence from France in 1960.

Travel Requirements

  • Passport
  • Visas, please consult the embassy in your region.
  • Proof of immunization.

Diplomatic Missions

Embassy of Burkina Faso to the US
Official website of the embassy, located at Washington D. C.
Ambassade du Burkina Faso en Belgique
Burkina’s embassy at Belgium, provides country and travel information.

Weather: Burkina Faso Weather
Communications: Dial 011 followed by country code 226

Climate

Warm Season: March – June (Average high temperature above 100°F and average low of 81°F)
Cold Season: July- February ( Average high of 90°F and average low of 63°F)

Language: French and English are widely spoken

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