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  1. Burkina Faso is a country in Africa.

  1. The capital of Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou. It means “You are welcome here at home with us”.

Burkina Faso has a population of 16.3 million.

  1. The official language of Burkina Faso is French—they were colonized

by France in 1896.

  1. Most food in Burkina Faso comes with sauce. They eat mostly millet,

rice, corn, peanuts, potatoes, beans and yams.

Burkina Faso has a larger number of elephants than many countries in West Africa. Lions, leopards and buffalo can also be found here. They also have cheetahs, hyenas and the African wild dogs.


  1. Popular sports in Burkina Faso are: soccer, handball, cycling, basketball and boxing.

  2. Burkina Faso is prone to droughts because of their long dry season.

  3. Burkina Faso is one of the largest producers of cotton in the world!

Jambo means hello and Barka means thank-you in the Mòoré dialect.

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