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Burkina Faso (sometimes just known as Burkina) is a landlocked country in western Africa. It shares land borders with Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, and Togo.

As of 2009, the population of Burkina Faso was estimated as being 15,746,232. The country's capital and largest city is Ouagadougou, which had a population of 1,475,223 in the 2006 census.

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Burkina Faso Country Details


Country Name Burkina Faso
Political Status Country
Geographic Location West Africa
Principal Language French
Capital Ouagadougou


Web Sites about Burkina Faso


Monument des Héros Nationaux, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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Monument des Héros Nationaux, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Books about Burkina Faso


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Burkina Faso (Bradt Travel Guide Burkina Faso)
By Katrina Manson

Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (320 pages)

Burkina Faso (Bradt Travel Guide Burkina Faso)
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From balafon players in the laidback town of Bobo-Dioulasso to masters of horsemanship further north―plus internationally recognized film, jazz, hip hop, and craft festivals―landlocked Burkina Faso, in the heart of West Africa, has something to offer everyone. This new edition of the only English-language guidebook to Burkina Faso leads visitors on camel safaris from desert markets to dramatic waterfalls and spectacular sandstone rock formations, past the extraordinary architecture of 16th-century Mossi, Lobi stone ruins, and Koro's hillside caves. Sports fans can even witness the cycling race, Tour du Faso, in this magical country, one of Africa's best-kept secrets.

Burkina Faso Travel Journal: Perfect Size 100 Page Notebook Diary
By CreativeJournals

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (100 pages)

Burkina Faso Travel Journal: Perfect Size 100 Page Notebook Diary
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Lightweight and perfect for traveling, this soft cover notebook journal is ideal for tucking into a full bag or suitcase. The cover is a glossy finish so that you can easily wipe it off (if it ends up covered in something delicious-tasting, or lands in a mud puddle ;) Keep your memories for longer by journalling them in your Burkina Faso travel journal. A nice affordable travel notebook designed with the traveler in mind. This would make a great gift for the traveler in your life. Bon voyage!
Burkina Phrasebook
By John C. Rigdon

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Paperback (120 pages)

Burkina Phrasebook
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West Africa comprises the sixteen countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. This area boasts hundreds of language groups who all share a similar culture.

If you plan to travel or work in Burkina Faso, this book will help. The book contains parallel phrases in the most commonly encountered languages:

  • English
  • French
  • Bambara
  • Moore
  • Jula
  • Audio lesssons are also available for FREE download on our website.

    Contents

  • Introduction
  • An Introduction to Burkina Faso
  • The Languages of Burkina Faso
  • A Guide to French Pronunciation
  • A Guide to Bambara Pronunciation
  • A Guide to Mòoré Pronunciation
  • A Guide to Jula Pronunciation
  • Greetings
  • Introductions
  • Accommodations
  • Basics
  • Money
  • Travel
  • Congratulations
  • Conversation
  • Questions
  • Shopping
  • Food
  • Medical
  • Emergency
  • Days of The Week
  • Numbers
  • Time
  • Months of the Year
  • Witness
  • The Lord's Prayer
  • John 3:16
  • Burkina Proverbs
  • The Ringtone and the Drum: Travels in the World's Poorest Countries
    By Mark Weston

    Zero Books
    Paperback (343 pages)

    The Ringtone and the Drum: Travels in the World s Poorest Countries
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    Tucked away in a remote, volatile part of West Africa, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso, three of the world's poorest countries, are in the throes of great upheaval. Globalization has shown their people that a more comfortable life is possible, but as they strive to attain it, climate change, the population boom, the tyrants of the old guard and the firm grip of tradition block their way.

    The clash between old and new is explosive: civil wars erupt without warning, with drugged up rebels fighting over blood diamonds, gold or a humble bowl of rice; Al Qaeda has infiltrated Burkina Faso and threatens to extend its jihad across the region; Colombian drug gangs have overrun Guinea-Bissau; and Christian and Muslim fanatics battle for African souls, preparing their converts for Armageddon.

    In The Ringtone and the Drum, Mark Weston dives into this maelstrom. In an often-unsettling adventure, he travels around the three countries and immerses himself in local life. Combining the remarkable stories of those he meets with his deep knowledge of Africa's development, the book sheds new light on a neglected but increasingly important corner of the globe.

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