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Ouagadougou (, , ) is the capital Capital most commonly refers to: * Capital letter Letter case (or just case) is the distinction between the letters that are in larger uppercase or capitals (or more formally ''majuscule'') and smaller lowercase (or more formally ''minusc ... of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso (, ; ) is a landlocked country in West Africa that covers an area of around and is bordered by Mali to the northwest, Niger to the northeast, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and the Ivory Coast to the southwes ... and the administrative, communications, cultural, and economic centre of the nation. It is also the country's largest city, with a population of 2,453,496 in 2019. The city's name is often shortened to ''Ouaga''. The inhabitants are called ''ouagalais''. The spelling of the name ''Ouagadougou'' is derived from the French orthography French orthography An orthography is a set of conventions for writing Writing is a mediu ...
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Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso (, ; ) is a landlocked country in West Africa that covers an area of around and is bordered by Mali to the northwest, Niger to the northeast, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and the Ivory Coast to the southwest. The July 2019 population estimate by the United Nations was 20,321,378. Previously called Republic of Upper Volta (1958–1984), it was Geographical renaming, renamed "Burkina Faso" on 4 August 1984 by President Thomas Sankara. Its citizens are known as ''Burkinabé'' or ''Burkinabè'' ( ), and its capital is Ouagadougou. Due to French Upper Volta, French colonialism, the country's official language of government and business is French language, French. However, only 15% of the population actually speaks French on a regular basis. Kone 2010, page 9 There are 59 native languages spoken in Burkina, with the most common language, Mossi language, Moore, spoken by roughly 50% of Burkinabé. The Republic of Upper Volta was established on 11 ...
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