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Burkina Faso profile

English.news.cn   2012-01-11 16:40:18            

Full name: Burkina Faso

Population: 16.9million (UN, 2011)

Capital: Ouagadougou

Area: 274,200 sq km (105,870 sq miles)

Major languages: French, indigenous languages

Major religions: Indigenous beliefs, Islam, Christianity

Life expectancy: 55 years (men), 57 years (women) (UN)

Monetary unit: 1 CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc = 100 centimes

Main exports: Cotton, animal products, gold

GNI per capita: US $550 (World Bank, 2010)

 

Editor: Mo Hong'e
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