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Africa : Saharan Africa : Burkina Faso
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CapitalOuagadougouOuagadougou
Governmentparliamentary republic
CurrencyCommunaute Financiere Africaine franc (XOF); note - responsible authority is the Central Bank of the West African States
Areatotal: 274,200 sq km
water: 400 sq km
land: 273,800 sq km
Population12,603,185
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2002 est.)
LanguageFrench (official), native African languages belonging to Sudanic family spoken by 90% of the population
Religionindigenous beliefs 40%, Muslim 50%, Christian (mainly Roman Catholic) 10%

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Passport and a visa are required to enter the country

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By plane

No direct flights from U.S. are available as of 11/4/2005; connections through Abidjan, Brussels, Dakar, Paris on the following carriers: Air Afrique, Air Algérie, Air Burkina, Air France, Air Ivoire, Ghana Airways, and Sabena are available though.

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Get around

Buses and vans (cars) to Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Togo. Train service Abidjan-Bobo-Ouaga-Kaya. Hitch hiking not common.

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Talk

French is the official language, however African languages of the Sudanic family are widely spoken as well.

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Buy

The currency of Burkina Faso is the Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (CFA). There are 528.29 CFA to 1 US Dollar (As of 2004). Cr cards are rarely accepted, but cash may be withdrawn with a card at certain banks. Travellers' checks can usually be cashed at local banks.

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Stay safe

Burkina Faso is one of safer countries in West Africa. There are no special precautions, in terms of safety, necessary.

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Stay healthy

Yellow fever vaccination required. Malaria is a serious problem. Cholera vaccination may be required in event of outbreak.

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