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The Pants Of Today Are Better Than The Breeches Of Tomorrow.

 

General


Population: 16,751,455 (2011)
Land Area: 274,200 sq km
Natural Resources: Manganese, limestone, marble, gold, phosphates, pumice, salt
Capital: Ouagadogou
Political System: Parliamentary Republic
State Leader: Blaise Campaore (1987)
Head of Government: Luc-Adolphe Tiao (2011)
Languages: French, Native African languages
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Francs (XOF)
Major Religions: Muslim 50%, Indigenous Beliefs 40%, Christian 10%
Major Ethnicities: Mossi 40%, Other 60%
Life Expectancy: 53.7 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 8.672 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 20.06 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,200 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 5.2% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 30.1%, Industry 20.7%, Services 49.2% (2009)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 90%, Industry and Services 10% (2000)
Industries: Cotton lint, beverages, agricultural processing, soap, cigarettes, textiles, gold
Agriculture Products: Cotton, peanuts, shea nuts, sesame, sorghum, millet, corn, rice; livestock
Human Development Index: 0.331 (181st)
Tourism Revenue: 34 million (2001)
Unemployment Rate: 77% (2004)

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Army Size: 10 800 (2004)
Budget: 1.2% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Burkina Faso is located in west Africa, it is bordered by Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. Burkina Faso's economy is funded mostly by international aid and a large portion of the population works in the agricultural sector. Burkina Faso has one of the lowest GDP's per capita at 1,300.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Burkina Faso
Wikipedia: Burkina Faso
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/BFA.html

Updated on: December 5, 2011