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According to itypeusa, Burkina Faso is a landlocked country located in the western part of Africa, bordered by Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo and Ghana. It has a population of around 20 million people and covers an area of 274,200 square kilometers. The official language is French although several African languages are also widely spoken. Burkina Faso has a tropical climate with hot summers and warm winters. The economy is largely based on agriculture with gold mining being an important source of income for many people. Burkina Faso also has a rich cultural heritage due to its diverse population which includes several ethnic groups such as Mossi, Fulani and Bobo-Dioulasso. The capital city is Ouagadougou while other major cities include Bobo-Dioulasso, Koudougou and Banfora. Burkina Faso also boasts some of the most stunning landscapes in Africa such as Domes de Fabedougou National Park or Nazinga Game Reserve which are great for wildlife watching or exploring the savannahs. In addition to its natural beauty and rich culture, Burkina Faso also offers some great opportunities for adventure activities such as camel trekking through the Sahara Desert or white water rafting along the Volta River. Burkina Faso is located in the Greenwich Mean Time Zone, which is zero hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+0). This time zone is shared with other countries such as Ghana and the Ivory Coast. During Daylight Saving Time (DST), clocks are moved forward one hour to UTC+1. DST begins on the last Sunday in March and ends on the last Sunday of October each year. Burkina Faso is also part of the West African Summer Time (WAST) Zone, which is one hour ahead of UTC during DST. Most countries in West Africa observe DST from March to October each year, so Burkina Faso follows suit. During this time period, it shares its time zone with other countries such as Nigeria and Senegal. Clocks are moved back one hour to UTC +0 when DST ends in October. In addition to observing Daylight Saving Time along with other parts of West Africa, Burkina Faso also observes certain holidays with special times or exceptions to its standard time zone. For example, on New Year’s Day all clocks are moved forward by one hour for an additional hour of daylight savings time. On Independence Day (the day celebrating Burkina Faso’s independence from France), all clocks are moved back by two hours so that people can attend celebrations earlier at night; this is known as “Independence Miracle” or “Little Independence” in some parts of Burkina Faso. See directoryaah for Burkina Faso Various Types of Map.

Burkina Faso Education

Burkina Faso Education

In Burkina Faso, the education follows a 6-4-3 system, where the primary school lasts for 6 years, the secondary school for 4 years and the secondary school for 3 years. According to UNESCO, 71.3% of people over the age of 15 were illiterate in 2007. Country data Area: 274,200 km2 (world ranking: 73) Residents: 19,193,000 Population density: 70 per km2 (as of 2017, world ranking: 60) Capital: Ouagadougou Official languages: French Gross domestic product: 12.9 billion US$; Real growth: 6.7%…

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