Outline of Burkina Faso


Outline of Burkina Faso
The location of Burkina Faso
An enlargeable relief map of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso, also known by its short-form name Burkina, is a landlocked sovereign country located in West Africa.[1] 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 called the Republic of Upper Volta, it was renamed on August 4, 1984, by President Thomas Sankara to mean "the land of upright people" in Moré and Dioula, the major native languages of the country. Literally, "Burkina" may be translated, "men of integrity," from the Moré language, and "Faso" means "father's house" in Dioula.

Independence from France came 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 Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana in search of paid labour. The inhabitants of Burkina Faso are known as Burkinabé (play /bərˈknəb/ bər-kee-nə-bay).

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Burkina Faso:

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Burkina Faso

Geography of Burkina Faso

An enlargeable topographic map of Burkina Faso

Location

 Mali 1,000 km
 Niger 628 km
 Cote d'Ivoire 584 km
 Ghana 549 km
 Benin 306 km
 Togo 126 km
  • Coastline: none

Environment of Burkina Faso

An enlargeable satellite image of Burkina Faso

Natural geographic features of Burkina Faso

  • Glaciers in Burkina Faso: none [2]
  • Islands of Burkina Faso
  • Lakes of Burkina Faso
  • Mountains of Burkina Faso
    • Volcanoes in Burkina Faso
  • Rivers of Burkina Faso
    • Waterfalls of Burkina Faso
  • Valleys of Burkina Faso
  • World Heritage Sites in Burkina Faso: none

Regions of Burkina Faso

Main article: Regions of Burkina Faso

Ecoregions of Burkina Faso

Main article: Ecoregions in Burkina Faso

Administrative divisions of Burkina Faso

Main article: Administrative divisions of Burkina Faso
Regions of Burkina Faso
Provinces of Burkina Faso
Departments of Burkina Faso
Municipalities of Burkina Faso

Demography of Burkina Faso

Main article: Demographics of Burkina Faso

Government and politics of Burkina Faso

Main article: Government of Burkina Faso and Politics of Burkina Faso

Branches of government

Executive branch of the government of Burkina Faso

Legislative branch of the government of Burkina Faso

  • Parliament of Burkina Faso (bicameral)

Judicial branch of the government of Burkina Faso

  • Supreme Court of Burkina Faso

Foreign relations of Burkina Faso

International organization membership

Burkina Faso is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Burkina Faso

Main article: Law of Burkina Faso

Military of Burkina Faso

Main article: Military of Burkina Faso
  • Command
  • Forces
    • Army of Burkina Faso
    • Navy of Burkina Faso: None
    • Air Force of Burkina Faso
    • Special forces of Burkina Faso
  • Military history of Burkina Faso
  • Military ranks of Burkina Faso

Local government in Burkina Faso

History of Burkina Faso

Main article: History of Burkina Faso, Timeline of the history of Burkina Faso, and Current events of Burkina Faso
  • Economic history of Burkina Faso
  • Military history of Burkina Faso

Culture of Burkina Faso

Main article: Culture of Burkina Faso

Art in Burkina Faso

Sports in Burkina Faso

Main article: Sports in Burkina Faso

Economy and infrastructure of Burkina Faso

Main article: Economy of Burkina Faso
  • Agriculture in Burkina Faso
  • Banking in Burkina Faso
    • National Bank of Burkina Faso
  • Communications in Burkina Faso
    • Internet in Burkina Faso
  • Companies of Burkina Faso

Education in Burkina Faso

Main article: Education in Burkina Faso

Health in Burkina Faso

See also

  • All pages beginning with "Burkina Faso"
  • All pages with titles containing "Burkina Faso"
  • All pages beginning with "Burkinabé"
  • All pages with titles containing "Burkinabé"
  • Index of Burkina Faso-related articles
  • List of Burkina Faso-related topics
  • List of international rankings
  • Member state of the United Nations
  • Outline of Africa
  • Outline of geography

References

External links

Wikimedia Atlas of Burkina Faso


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