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
274,000 square kilometres (106,000 sq mi)
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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