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Mask, Nuna peoples, Burkina Faso - Photo by cliff1066 - CC-BY



Population Mid 2003............................... 13,228,460
GNP per capita 2003 (Purchasing Power Parity US$)........... 1,100
GDP 2003 (Purchasing Power Parity US$ billions)................ 12.1
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.4
Labor force (%) ....... 2.0
 

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Total Area...................................................................105,869 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 17
Life expectancy at birth (years).....................................................44
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births).......................................99
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ..............................33
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................79

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Burkina_Faso __ Burkina Faso is a landlocked nation in West Africa. You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso

Burkina Faso __ You will find specifications, history, variants, and former flags. - illustrated - From flagspot.net - http://flagspot.net/flags/bf.html

Burkina Faso: Economy __ "...Less than 10% of the country's land area is cultivable without irrigation, and droughts have further limited agricultural production; however, several dams intended for irrigation and hydroelectricity were under construction in the 1990s." A brief overview of the economy of Burkina Faso along with some statistics. - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/world/A0857072.html 

 

Burkina Faso: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including Burkina Faso geography, maps of Burkina Faso and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blburkinafaso.htm 

Burkina Faso: History, Geography, Government, and Culture __ Information on Burkina Faso such as geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, more. - illustrated - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107369.html 
 
Burkina Faso Map and Information Page __ "Burkina Faso, once known as Upper Volta, and as the longtime kingdom of the Mossi people, was colonized by France in the late 1800s." History, maps and much more in this atlas of Burkina Faso - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/africa/bf.htm

 

Burkina Faso Photos __ You will find several pages of photo images, pictures of Burkina Faso. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Africa/Burkina_Faso/   

Burkina Faso Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find everything in the title plus more. There are 18 galleries of photo images. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/burkina_faso

Burkina Faso Travel Guide __ An overview of travel and tourism in Burkina Faso. - illustrated - From wikitravel.org - http://wikitravel.org/en/Burkina_Faso

Burkina Faso Travel Information __ "Burkina Faso consistently produces silk purses from sows' ears; they come from one of the poorest countries in the world, but they are renowned for their don't-worry-be-happy optimism and have managed to fashion a beautiful and culturally sophisticated country out of the little resources they do have." This and much more. - illustrated - From lonelyplanet.com - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/destinations/africa/burkina-faso/


 
Country Profile: Burkina Faso __ "A poor country even by West African standards, landlocked Burkina Faso has suffered from recurring droughts, matched in number only by the military coups it has endured, especially during the 1980s." A general overview of Burkina Faso. - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/country_profiles/1032616.stm

Doing Business in Burkina Faso __ "This page provides a snapshot of each country’s aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business and on each of the ten topics that comprise the overall ranking. Data is also provided for each country for all the 10 topics covered in the database." - From doingbusiness.org/The World Bank Group - http://www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreEconomies/?economyid=31

Economy of Burkina Faso __ "Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world with an average income per capita of €250 (US$300)." You will find an encyclopedic article about the economy of Burkina Faso along with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Burkina_Faso
 
Embassy of Burkina Faso USA __ Whether you want information in outline form or in-depth, you will find both here. - illustrated - From burkinaembassy-usa.org - http://www.burkinaembassy-usa.org/

Maps Of Burkina_Faso __ You will find a wide variety of Burkina Faso map resources. Select Burkina Faso maps from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Burkina_Faso.html

pictures of Burkina Faso at picturesofplaces.com - burkina faso Pictures ... __ "Burkina Faso pictures including Ouagadougou, Bani, Gorom-Gorom, Bobo-Dioulasso, Sahel, African wildlife, and more!" - illustrated - From picturesofplaces.com - http://www.picturesofplaces.com/Africa/burkinafaso.html
 

 

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