Facts about Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is in the center of West Africa. It is situated between Mali to the North, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Togo to the South, Niger to the East and Bamako to the West. This part of the world is a great mission field.

Area: 274,190 Sq km

Population: 15.02 million (2008 United Nations Estimate)

Capital City: Ouagadougou

People: Mossi (50%) about 60 other ethnic groups

Languages: French is the official language, a large number of local languages are spoken.

Religion: Animist 33%, Islam 50% and Christian 17%