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Country Specific Information: Burkina Faso

May 15, 2011 Comments off

Country Specific Information: Burkina Faso
Source: U.S. Department of State

May 12, 2011

COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: Burkina Faso, previously known as Upper Volta, is a landlocked, developing country in the Sahel region of West Africa. Its capital is Ouagadougou. Burkina Faso is a former French colony; the official language is French. It is one of the world’s least-developed countries, and infrastructure for tourism is limited. Read the Department of State’s Background Notes on Burkina Faso for additional information.


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