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Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso maps Dori Boulsa Yako Nouna Po leo Gaoua fada kaya faramana.Independence from France came to Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) in 1960. Governmental instability during the 1970s and 1980s was followed by multiparty elections in the early 1990s. Several hundred thousand farm workers migrate south every year to Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana.Location: Western Africa, north of Ghana Climate: Tropical; warm, dry winters; hot, wet summers Borders: Benin 306 km, Cote d'Ivoire 584 km, Ghana 549 km, Mali 1,000 km, Niger 628 km, Togo 126 km More...Burkina Faso is a land-locked country in West Africa, formerly known as Upper Volta. Upper Volta gained full independence from the French in 1960, and the name was changed to Burkina Faso in 1984. Burkina Faso was once a Mossi Kingdom, built up by those migrating from the north of present day Ghana. By the 19th century, the Mossi states were considerably weakened and the French set up a protectorate over the kingdom of Ouagadougou in 1896. French is still the official language of Burkina Faso. Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, was the centre of a powerful Mossi state around 1400, and you can visit the palace of a Mossi chief.Bobo-Dioulasso, in the west of Burkina Faso, is smaller and much more interesting for travellers who like to get to know the people.Bobo-Dioulasso is the site of some ancient tombs, and there are also a few mosques.
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