Republic Of Burkina Faso
Capital City: Ouagadougou, largest city and main international airport.
Area: 274200 square km
National day: 4th August - anniversary of the 1983 revolution.
Independence: 5th August 1960 Former French Colony, known as Upper Volta until 1984
Population: 12 million as at the 2000.
Leader: Blase Compaore born 1952. President as at the year 1987.
Languages: French (official) Moore (Mossi), Manding, Fulani.
Currency: CFA francs