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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa with an area of 274,200 square kilometres, bordered by Mali to the northwest, Niger to the northeast, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and the Ivory Coast to the southwest. It has a population of about 21 million.

Burkina Faso is the least developed country with a GDP of $16.226 billion. 63% of its population practices Islam and 22% practice Christianity. Due to French colonialism, the country's official language of government and business is French. There are 59 native languages spoken in Burkina, with the most common language, Mooré, spoken by roughly 50% of Burkinabè.

The country is governed as a semi-presidential republic with executive, legislative, and judicial powers. Burkina Faso is a member of the United Nations, La Francophonie, and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. It is currently suspended from ECOWAS and the African Union.






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