Country: Burkina Faso

Population: 14,326,203

Capital: Ouagadougou

Time Zone: UTC+0

Currency Name: West African Franc

Government Type: Republic

Languages: French, Indigenous

Ethnic Breakdown: Mossi 30%, Fulani, Lobi, Malinke, Bobo, Senufo, Gurunsi

Religion: Animist 65%, Muslim 25%, Roman Catholic and Christian 10%

Major Cities: Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso

Phone Country Code: 226

Health Concerns: Malaria, Diarrhoea

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: November - February

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, e

Major Holidays: May 1 (Labor Day), August 4 (Revolution Day), August 5 (Independence Day), October 15 (Anniversary of Sankara's Overthrow)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Burkina Faso has the highest illiteracy rate in the world