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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Burkina Faso:

Burkina Fasolandlocked sovereign country located in West Africa.[1] It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north, Niger to the east, Benin to the south east, Togo, Ghana to the south, and Côte d'Ivoire to the south west. Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta, it was renamed on August 4, 1984, by President Thomas Sankara to mean "the land of upright people" in Moré and Dioula, the major native languages of the country. Literally, "Burkina" may be translated, "men of integrity," from the Moré language, and "Faso" means "father's house" in Dioula.

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Burkina Faso

Geography of Burkina Faso

An enlargeable topographic map of Burkina Faso

Geography of Burkina Faso

Location

 Mali 1,000 km
 Niger 628 km
 Cote d'Ivoire 584 km
 Ghana 549 km
 Benin 306 km
 Togo 126 km
  • Coastline: none

Environment of Burkina Faso

An enlargeable satellite image of Burkina Faso

Natural geographic features of Burkina Faso

Regions of Burkina Faso

Regions of Burkina Faso

Administrative divisions of Burkina Faso

Administrative divisions of Burkina Faso

Regions of Burkina Faso

Regions of Burkina Faso

Provinces of Burkina Faso

Provinces of Burkina Faso

Departments of Burkina Faso

Departments of Burkina Faso

Municipalities of Burkina Faso

Demography of Burkina Faso

Demographics of Burkina Faso

Government and politics of Burkina Faso

Politics of Burkina Faso

Branches of government

Government of Burkina Faso

Executive branch of the government of Burkina Faso

Legislative branch of the government of Burkina Faso

Judicial branch of the government of Burkina Faso

Foreign relations of Burkina Faso

Foreign relations of Burkina Faso

International organization membership

Burkina Faso is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Burkina Faso

Military of Burkina Faso

Military of Burkina Faso

History of Burkina Faso

History of Burkina Faso

Culture of Burkina Faso

Culture of Burkina Faso

Art in Burkina Faso

Sports in Burkina Faso

Sports in Burkina Faso

Economy and infrastructure of Burkina Faso

Economy of Burkina Faso

Education in Burkina Faso

Education in Burkina Faso

Health in Burkina Faso

Health in Burkina Faso

See also

Burkina Faso

References

  1. ^ a b "Burkina Faso". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 3, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ The only glaciers in Africa are on Mt Kenya (in Kenya), on Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania), and in the Ruwenzori Mountains (which are located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). See Proceedings of the Riederalp Workshop, September 1978; Actes de l'Atelier de Riederalp, septembre 1978): IAHS-AISH Publ. no. 126, 1980.

External links

Wikimedia Atlas of Burkina Faso