Officially: Burkina Faso


  • Population: 18.6 million
  • Major languages: French, indigenous languages
  • Major religions: Indigenous beliefs, Islam, Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 59 years (men), 61 years (women)
  • Currency: Communautรฉ Financiรจre Africaine (BCEAO) Franc (XOF)


  • Area: 274,200 sq km (105,870 sq miles)

Safety and Security

Risk level high due to the threat of kidnapping, terrorism and armed banditry.

Travel advisory map from the UK Gov

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