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Overview - Burkina Faso

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Overview

Capital:
Ouagadougou
Area:
274,200 km²
Population:
13,902,972 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):
French (official), native languages of the Sudanic family.
Religion(s):
Muslim - 50%, indigenous beliefs - 40%, Christian (mostly Roman Catholic) - 10%.
Ethnic Group(s):
Mossi - 40%, Gurunsi, Senufo, Lobi, Bobo, Mande, Fulani