Burkina Faso BURKINA FASO

International Treaties
ARIPO
Berne Convention
Madrid Protocol
OAPI
Paris Convention
PCT
WIPO
WTO

Problems
Few natural resources and fragile soil
High population density
One of the poorest countries in the world
Poverty
Unprofitable government-controlled corporations

Currency
West African Franc

Dialing Code
226

Internet Domain
.bf

Burkina Faso
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT

Education
Primary, secondary and higher education

Employment Majority
Mostly agriculture

INDUSTRY & TRADE

Main Exports
Cotton, livestock, gold

Main Imports
Capital goods, foodstuffs, petroleum

Main Industries
Cotton lint, beverages, agricultural processing, soap, cigarettes, textiles, gold

CULTURE

Languages
French

Population
15, 7 million (2010 estimate)

Religion
Mostly Islam

GEOGRAPHICS & CLIMATE

Capital
Ouagadougou

Climate
Tropical climate with wet and dry seasons

Neighbouring Countries
Mali, Niger , Benin, Togo, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire

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