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Burkina Faso

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Capital:
Ouagadougou
Government:
Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current Head of Government:
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
Economy:
  • Landlocked country that relies heavily on cotton and gold exports for revenue.
  • About 90% of the population is engaged in subsistence agriculture.
  • Cotton is the main cash crop.
  • By 2010, gold had become the main source of export revenue.
Population:
20,835,401 (2020) (61st)
Land Size:
274,200 sq km (105,900 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Mossi: > 52%
  • Other: ~ 48% (includes Gurunsi, Senufo, Lobi, Bobo, Mande, and Fulani)
Religions:
  • Islam: 61.5%
  • Catholicism: 23.3%
  • Animism: 7.8%
  • Protestantism: 6.5%
  • Other: 0.2%
  • None: 0.7%
Languages(s):
  • French (official)
  • Jula
  • Fulfulde
  • Moore