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Outline of Burkina Faso

The location of Burkina Faso
An enlargeable relief map of Burkina Faso

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.

Contents

  • General reference 1
  • Geography of Burkina Faso 2
    • Location 2.1
    • Environment of Burkina Faso 2.2
      • Natural geographic features of Burkina Faso 2.2.1
    • Regions of Burkina Faso 2.3
      • Administrative divisions of Burkina Faso 2.3.1
        • Regions of Burkina Faso 2.3.1.1
        • Provinces of Burkina Faso 2.3.1.2
        • Departments of Burkina Faso 2.3.1.3
        • Municipalities of Burkina Faso 2.3.1.4
    • Demography of Burkina Faso 2.4
  • Government and politics of Burkina Faso 3
    • Branches of government 3.1
      • Executive branch of the government of Burkina Faso 3.1.1
      • Legislative branch of the government of Burkina Faso 3.1.2
      • Judicial branch of the government of Burkina Faso 3.1.3
    • Foreign relations of Burkina Faso 3.2
      • International organization membership 3.2.1
    • Law and order in Burkina Faso 3.3
    • Military of Burkina Faso 3.4
  • History of Burkina Faso 4
  • Culture of Burkina Faso 5
    • Art in Burkina Faso 5.1
    • Sports in Burkina Faso 5.2
  • Economy and infrastructure of Burkina Faso 6
  • Education in Burkina Faso 7
  • Health in Burkina Faso 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Burkina Faso

Geography of Burkina Faso

An enlargeable topographic map 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

Main article: Regions of Burkina Faso

Administrative divisions of Burkina Faso

Main article: Administrative divisions of Burkina Faso
Regions of Burkina Faso
Provinces of Burkina Faso
Departments of Burkina Faso
Municipalities of Burkina Faso

Demography of Burkina Faso

Main article: Demographics of Burkina Faso

Government and politics of Burkina Faso

Main article: Government of Burkina Faso and Politics of Burkina Faso

Branches of government

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

International organization membership

Burkina Faso is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Burkina Faso

Military of Burkina Faso

Main article: Military of Burkina Faso

History of Burkina Faso

Main article: History of Burkina Faso

Culture of Burkina Faso

Main article: Culture of Burkina Faso

Art in Burkina Faso

Sports in Burkina Faso

Main article: Sports in Burkina Faso

Economy and infrastructure of Burkina Faso

Main article: Economy of Burkina Faso

Education in Burkina Faso

Main article: Education in Burkina Faso

Health in Burkina Faso

See also

References

  1. ^ a b
  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

  • Premier Ministère official government portal (in French)
  • Burkina FasoallAfrica - news headline links
  • Burkina Faso entry at The World Factbook
  • Burkina Faso at DMOZ
  • Burkina FasoStanford University - Africa South of the Sahara: directory category
  • Burkina FasoUniversity of Pennsylvania - African Country Studies:
  • Paper for All - Non-profit that focuses on education in Burkina Faso
  • Burkina Faso : Selected web sites
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