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Republic Of Burkina Faso

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

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