Le Burkina Faso, également appelé Burkina, auparavant la République de Haute-Volta jusqu’en 1984, est un pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest sans accès à la mer. Ses habitants sont les Burkinabè (mot invariable). Le Burkina Faso est limitrophe de six pays : le ► Mali au nord, le ► Niger à l’est, le ► Bénin au sud-est, le ► Togo et le ► Ghana au sud et la ► Côte d’Ivoire au sud-ouest.
Burkina Faso, previously Upper Volta, is a landlocked nation in West Africa. It is surrounded by six countries: ► Mali to the north, ► Niger to the east, ► Benin to the south east, ► Togo and ► Ghana to the south, and ► Côte d'Ivoire to the south west. Formerly the Republic of Upper Volta, it was renamed in 1984.
Independent country since 1960
21 510 181 inhabitants
274 000 km²
French (official), native African languages belonging to Sudanic family
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Burkina Faso, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Burkina Faso.
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