Outline of Burkina Faso

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The location of Burkina Faso
An enlargeable relief map of Burkina Faso

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Burkina Faso:

Burkina Fasolandlocked sovereign country located in West Africa.[1] It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north, Niger to the east, Benin to the south east, Togo, Ghana to the south, and Côte d'Ivoire to the south west. Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta, it was renamed on August 4, 1984, by President Thomas Sankara to mean "the land of upright people" in Moré and Dioula, the major native languages of the country. Literally, "Burkina" may be translated, "men of integrity," from the Moré language, and "Faso" means "father's house" in Dioula.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Burkina Faso

Geography of Burkina Faso[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Burkina Faso

Location[edit]

 Mali 1,000 km
 Niger 628 km
 Cote d'Ivoire 584 km
 Ghana 549 km
 Benin 306 km
 Togo 126 km
  • Coastline: none

Environment of Burkina Faso[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Burkina Faso

Natural geographic features of Burkina Faso[edit]

Regions of Burkina Faso[edit]

Main article: Regions of Burkina Faso

Administrative divisions of Burkina Faso[edit]

Main article: Administrative divisions of Burkina Faso
Regions of Burkina Faso[edit]
Provinces of Burkina Faso[edit]
Departments of Burkina Faso[edit]
Municipalities of Burkina Faso[edit]

Demography of Burkina Faso[edit]

Main article: Demographics of Burkina Faso

Government and politics of Burkina Faso[edit]

Main article: Government of Burkina Faso and Politics of Burkina Faso

Branches of government[edit]

Executive branch of the government of Burkina Faso[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Burkina Faso[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Burkina Faso[edit]

Foreign relations of Burkina Faso[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

Burkina Faso is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Burkina Faso[edit]

Military of Burkina Faso[edit]

Main article: Military of Burkina Faso

History of Burkina Faso[edit]

Main article: History of Burkina Faso

Culture of Burkina Faso[edit]

Main article: Culture of Burkina Faso

Art in Burkina Faso[edit]

Sports in Burkina Faso[edit]

Main article: Sports in Burkina Faso

Economy and infrastructure of Burkina Faso[edit]

Main article: Economy of Burkina Faso

Education in Burkina Faso[edit]

Main article: Education in Burkina Faso

Health in Burkina Faso[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Burkina Faso". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 3, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ The only glaciers in Africa are on Mt Kenya (in Kenya), on Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania), and in the Ruwenzori Mountains (which are located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). See Proceedings of the Riederalp Workshop, September 1978; Actes de l'Atelier de Riederalp, septembre 1978): IAHS-AISH Publ. no. 126, 1980.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Burkina Faso