Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. It shares a border with Mali, Niger, Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Togo. The country’s administrative organisation is structured around 13 regions, 45 provinces and 351 communes. Burkina Faso is a low-income country, which, with the exception of gold and cotton has limited natural resources. The country is dependent on agriculture with nearly 80% of the population employed in the sector.
President: Allasane Balla Sakande
Population: 18 million
Religion: Christianity, Islam
Languages: French, indigenous languages