Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso
Anthem: Une Seule Nuit (One Single Night)
Capital [[has capital::Ouagadougou]]
13°00′N 2°00′W
Largest city Ouagadougou
Official language(s) French
Government Parliamentary system
 - Total 274,200 km²
274,200,000,000 m²
2,742,000 ha
105,869.212 miles²
  105,869 sq mi 
 - Water (%) 0.1%
 - 2005 est. 13,228,000 (countries by population|66th)
 - Density 51/km² (145th)
132/sq mi 
GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
 - Total $16,916 million 1 (117th)
 - Per capita $1,326 (163rd)
HDI (2003) 0.317 (175th) – low
Currency [[Uses currency::CFA franc]] (XOF)
Time zone [[Located in::GMT zone]] (UTC)
Internet TLD [[Has internet TLD::.bf]]
Calling code +226
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Burkina Faso is a landlocked nation in West Africa. 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 the Republic of Upper Volta, it was renamed on August 4, 1984 by President Thomas Sankara to mean "the land of upright people" (or "upright land") in Mossi and Dioula, the major native languages of the country. 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 Burkinabè or Burkinabé (pronounced [burki:nəˈbe:]).