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Capital: Ouagadougou
Large Cities: Koudougou, Banfora
Languages: French and Sudanic tribal languages
Religion: Tribal beliefs and Islam
Currency: Franc CFA

Location: The Republic of Burkina Faso is West Africa is a landlocked state surrounded by Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Cote D'Ivoire. Formerly a province of French West Africa independence in 1960. Name changed to Burkina Faso in 1984.

Agriculture: It is almost exclusively an agricultural country with 80 per cent of the population dependent on agriculture. Livestock raising is highly developed. Principal crops are sorghum, millet, yams, cotton, rice, peanuts and karite.

Economy & People: Industry is limited to local handicrafts and processed agricultural products. The country is heavily dependent on foreign aid. Some 2 million of its citizens live in nearby countries, most of them in Cote D'Ivoire and Ghana. Life expectancy: male 45, female: 47.

Mission in India:
Embassy of Burkina Faso
G-5, Anand Niketan,
New Delhi - 110 021
Tel: 011 - 24671678, 24671679
Fax: 011 - 24671745
Email: emburnd@bol.net.in

Tel; 022 - 23643093
Fax: 022 - 23645796
Email: bhojwani@pn2.vsnl.net.in

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